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Questions tagged [vmware]

A range of virtualization software; VMware Fusion is the name of the product for macOS. For questions about VMware products unrelated to macOS, please consider Super User.

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VMware Fusion 6: cannot start Windows 2000 VM that worked in VMware Fusion 4

Got this message when starting a Windows 2000 VM on VMware Fusion 6 on a Retina MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks: This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware ...
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Is it possible to put Windows 10 onto an external SSD and boot it through VirtualBox/VMware?

I am getting a 13-inch Macbook Pro (possibly the 2019 model) on my birthday. I am wondering if I can put Windows 10 onto an External SSD and boot it with virtual machine software on my Mac (ex. VMware,...
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How to disable Xserve power saving while running ESXi

I'm running Vmware ESXi 6.5 on an Xserve 3.1 and due to the power saving settings it puts the internal drives to sleep a short while after boot which prevents ESXi from saving settings. I've tried ...
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VMWare Fusion Full-Screen Not Available

I'm running Mojave on my MacBook Pro. IT-support installed VMWare Fusion but I can't expand the VMware Fusion window to the full width of my laptop. It's really frustrating. Any ideas on how to fix? ...
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Cannot seem to install VMware vCSA 6.7 cert on macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra

Trying to install the web certificate for my vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA 6.7) on my Mac Mini (running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6). I download the cert.0 file, change the extension to .crt and double-...
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How to resolve “No 3D support is available from the host” error in VMware Fusion 11

Immediately after I upgraded from VMware Fusion 10.x to 11.0.1, I got the following error when trying to start the VM of any "advanced" OS like Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, which worked perfectly fine ...
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Apple OS for vm (xcode required) [duplicate]

I have coded a app for ios (https://github.com/kegcoin-project/kegcoin-ios) and wish to compile it however I do not have a mac/ cannot afford one and the app requires XCode to compile, where can I ...
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VMware Fusion: Command + Tab window switching not focusing *inside* virtual machine

I'm a "keyboard-oriented" user. I normally switches between applications via Command+Tab combo. I noticed the following issue when working with a Linux guest (steps to reproduce): Run a Linux VM in ...
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Reinstall vmware fusion and vm cannot run

First I explain why I reinstall vmware fusion: ubuntu on vmware fusion cannot detect my external hard disk. This forum tells me to reinstall the vmware fusion while my security is unlocked(for more ...
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“Out of Application Memory” Error MacBook Pro (retina) [Mavericks]

Looking for some information on this issue. I have a brand new Macbook pro with nothing on it and am trying to download VMware Fusion 6.0 which is about 530 MB, with no other applications running ...
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Detect copy/paste done performed in guest OS running in a Virtual Machine on macOS host

I have copied certain text in CentOS running as a guest in Virtual Machine which in turn is running on macOS host. Guest: Virtual Machine - Centos v7.5 Host: macOS - High Sierra v10.13/ Windows 10. ...
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Touch Bar doesn't show but I need F8

I'm running a Windows Virtual Machine (VMWare) through an external hard drive, however, when I boot it, I gets the error, Winload.efi is corrupted or missing but it says I need to press F8 to change ...
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Should virtualize within MacOS or use a Hypervisor like VMWARE ESXi

I have a Mac Mini late 2012, 16GB ram with 500GB disk, multiple (3) gigabit NICs, and some external USB3.0 drives. My requirements for guest OS are: One Macos High Sierra with Server.app One ...
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Can't resize partition on VMWare Mac

I have a mac running in a virtual machine and I expanded the hard drive in the settings, however when I go to resize the partition in the guest OS, it does not let me. There is only one partition now, ...
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macOS as a guest and in the host

I want to install macOS High Sierra as a guest having macOS in the host but want to know what virtualization software either VirtualBox of VMware provides the best security options between Guest and ...
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Safari 12 doesn't play icecast audio stream - “Unsupported plug-in”

I have a virtual machine (VMWARE) with macOs Mojave 10.14 installed. And I tried to open the following icecast link in Safari 12: http://nashe1.hostingradio.ru/nashespb128.mp3 It's a radio stream. ...
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Blurry display in Windows 10 on VMware Fusion Pro on MacBook Pro Retina

I have a 15 inch mid 2015 MacBook Pro Retina with El Captian on it. I recently installed VMware Fusion Pro in that and created a new VM and installed Windows 10 64Bit. The problem I'm having is that ...
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How to increase graphics memory in Mac OS running as a client in VMware?

I have installed Mac OS in VMware today and its default settings are as follow: How can i configure the virtual workstation to increase the graphics memory to 512MB from the present value of 128MB?
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Problem with cmd + tab now that I've loaded macOS Sierra

Loaded macOS Sierra this morning. Now, once VMWare is running, cmd+tab switches me back to the mac environment but system immediately and automatically switches me back to vm. Result? Can't access mac ...
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Override wallpaper with VMware AirWatch Agent

I have a corporate MacBook Pro (2015), and it has VMware AirWatch Agent (2.3.3) installed. I'm fine with that. It is their laptop and I still have Admin rights for my work. Only thing is... they ...
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VMWare Fusion: Install MacOS from recovery partition is no longer available in 10.14?

In the old days I just install OSX virtual machine from the recovery partition. But this is no longer available in newer Macs, any ideas? P.S Recovery partition is actually available from diskutil ...
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Virtualization software options for macOS

I want to play Alto's Adventure for free on my Mac so I installed Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac using Virtual Box, but Alto's Adventure crashes in Virtual Box even if it give the maximum amount ...
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How to open two ports (both TCP / UDP) using pf

I own a MacBook pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), running macOS Sierra 10.12.2 as host computer and VMware Fusion Pro Version 8.5.3 with Windows 10 and Linux as guests OS's. So my question is how do ...
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Is there a free VMWare Player for Mac?

There is a free player for vmware on windows, is there a free version as well for mac? If not, any other free alternatives?
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Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 under Fusion 7.1.3 on Sierra 10.12.2

I have seen posts like Snow Leopard Server in Fusion VM: installation keeps failing on how to install Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 on a VMware VM, but as best I can tell, the recommended solution is to ...
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How to modify Hardware UUID of a macOS Sierra Virtual machine in VMware fusion/parallel desktop

I've got to have different Hardware UUID for software testing purposes. When cloning a VM in Fusion pro 8.5, the clone gets a new MAC adress but the hardware UUID in system report in macOS doesn't ...
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VMWare Fusion: Could not open /dev/vmmon error

After updating to Yosemite the only trouble I have is that VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 5.0.5 if that helps) fails to start showing following error: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file ...
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xattr issue Sierra

I was trying to remove extended attributes (quarantine) in order to install Fusion. This is what I ran in terminal: sudo xattr -rc /Volumes/VMware\ Fusion/VMware\ Fusion.app Apparently, the ...
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VMWare Fusion OS X 10.13.5 GUID partition

I'm using VMWare Fusion 8.5.10, and OS X 10.13.5 as client. In VMWare I shutdown the vm first, then I increased the size of the virtual hard disk. Now in OS X I use Disk Utility to increase the size ...
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macOS resolution can't scale up

I'm running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on VMware on Windows 10 Pro 1803 build 17134.1. My screen's resolution is 3840x2160 (4K) and I want the macOS to be in resolution 3840x2009. However. it seems ...
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Recommended Fusion / Win10 hardware settings on MBP 2018

I'm a .Net software dev and want to get the absolute best perf out of my Win10 Fusion VM while keeping a sane experience for the OSX host. I have the currently top-spec 2018 MBP. My settings are 4 (of ...
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Can´t run VMs on VMware Fusion - MacOS High Sierra - Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 VMware Fusion 10.1.3 Error message: "Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to." Already clicked Allow on Privacy and Security for VMware Inc. but the button doesn´t ...
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VMware - Switch between macOS Guest and Host

I am running macOS High Sierra as guest OS using VMware on a host running macOS High Sierra. The guest OS is running in full-screen. I am looking for a mechanism (possibly a keyboard shortcut) to ...
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Is there a way to run Linux partition as virtual machine through VMWare?

VMWare Fusion allows its users to install/run the Bootcamp partition as a VM on OSX, which is super awesome. I recently not only created a Bootcamp partition with Windows 10 and successfully used ...
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Installing XP on latest MacBook OS X

My MacBook (purchased in 2007) with Windows XP installed through VMware software. I have some important software that works only in XP. My MacBook broke down and I purchased latest MacBook Pro (2015). ...
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Cannot print period ('.') from simple AppleScript to VMware Fusion virtual machine

So I have a simple AppleScript that I think should type a bunch of keys, but the period character doesn't print in VMware Fusion's virtual machines. This is odd because my period key (.) enters a ...
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How to reverse Windows scrolling direction in both VMware and Boot Camp

On my Mac, I have a Windows partition that I can either directly boot into (with Boot Camp) or run as a virtual machine (with VMWare Fusion). I set up Windows to reverse the scroll direction of my ...
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iTunes movies inside virtual machine

I am running macOS High Sierra inside VMware (Professional Version 10.1.2) on top of High Sierra. Inside the virtual machine I am using a different apple id (I am not sure this is relevant here). ...
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Drag&Drop Support in VMWare Fusion

I am using VMWare Fusion 8.5.8 on MacOS 10.12.6 with a guest of MacOS 10.12.5. Periodically drag and drop stops working. Usually I can reboot and it will start to work again. This time a reboot did ...
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Mac keyboard layout incorrect when using Windows 7 and VMWare Fusion

I have a Macbook Air (Late 2010) and am running Windows 7 Home Premium via VMWare Fusion. It works great, except that I have to press the key labelled as '@' (i.e. shift 2) to get a quote mark ", and ...
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Disable System Integrity Protection on OS X running on VMware

I have an instance of OS X El Capitan running on VMWare Workstation 10. I need to make changes to /System and therefor have to disable System Integrity Protection. How do I access recovery mode on ...
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Best approach to backup and migrate Boot Camp

I have a boot camp install which I also use from VMware fusion (for when I can't be bothered to reboot!) and I need to migrate from MacBook Air to a MacBook Pro. Obviously time machine makes ...
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Forcefully un-suspend a Parallels VM without starting Parallels

I recently updated to Mac OS X 10.12.5, which is a beta version as of right now, and Parallels Desktop has subsequently refused to start. It sits for a little bit with a spinner and then quietly dies. ...
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Windows virtual machines with transparent mouse capture?

I've tried VMWare and VirtualBox and both have an intentional "mouse capture" process wherein the keyboard and mouse control is passed into the VM, and then has to be explicitly released to get back ...
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How can one use /etc/paths.d to add a path with spaces in it to $PATH?

I recently installed VMware Fusion 10 on a Mac running macOS 10.12.6. After doing so, my bash PATH is broken. I traced the problem to a /etc/paths.d path file that Fusion installed; it contains the ...
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How do I create a loopback adapter for Parallels VMs?

I have several windows VMs that needs to connect to the OSX host in Parallels. Rather than hard coding all the VMs to use an IP that my Wifi router uses, Id rather have something that works even ...
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How to auto-adjust the resolution of a Windows 7 VM using VMware Fusion?

Recently, I have acquired a MacBook Pro Retina. Previously, I had always used Windows, and I still need it, because of Visual Studio. Hence I installed VMware Fusion and Windows 7 as a virtual machine....
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VMware Fusion taking too long to expand disk?

I'm running Windows 10 Home in a VM under VMware Fusion 8.5.3 on macOS Sierra 10.12.2. Machine is MacBook Pro (15", Late 2016). I shut down the Windows guest, and through its settings, attempted to ...
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Upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 using VMware fusion 8.0

I'm having difficulty (=it doesn't work) to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. This is the situation: I use a 2011 MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.05 and VMware fusion 8.0.0 (I have it set to run ...
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Weird El Capitan interface / icon glitch - clear cache?

Yesterday, I've run into a weird problem on my early 2015 MacBook Air. I was copying over some files from a Windows 7 VM (Fusion 8.0.1) when all of a sudden my host OS' interface ran all sluggish and ...