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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macOS Sierra: Configuring Subversion/SVN on Apache

Every Mac OSX/macOS update brings further challenges to get svn working after the update. Sierra's the latest. I have a subversion repo in ~/svnRepo I run some windows development stuff in a VM ...
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Retina performance much worse than non-retina in Windows on Parallels and VMWare

I have been using Windows (8 then 10) in Parallels on a Mac for years. It has always been very fast. Over 3 MacBook Air 11" with (2 then 4Gb RAM). Over many versions of MacOS and 2 versions of ...
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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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Specifying system information for a macOS Virtual Machine

I have an macOS VM running on my network and I am curious how I can have other Mac's see that VM as a specific device, and display more information about it than just "Mac". Here's what other Macs ...
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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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nginx config set up/ Local setup

I try to setup custom nginx config for site. Local setup. I use vmware virtual machine Mac OS X EL capitan 10.11. and use this tutorial It's my nginx.conf enter code here #user nobody; ...
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How to lengthen VMware Fusion suspend feature

VMware Fusion suspends VMs very aggressively (Windows 10 in my case) in under 30 minutes. I have found how to stop it suspending at all - but how can you lengthen that time to, say, 1 or 2 hours - ...
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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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Change tabs on Windows when using Fusion?

I was wondering if it is possible to switch tabs while in Windows using Fusion (i.e like how you would alt/tab in general on a Windows machine). So far it only switches back to the Mac side, so I was ...
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Fixing a 0xc0000225 error in VMware Fusion

A few days ago I had to force shut down my iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) running 10.11.6 because it wouldn't wake up. VMware Fusion 6.0.6 was running. Now when I start VMware Fusion I get in this ...
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Mac Pro (Desktop) missing NTFS SATA Drive in VMware Fusion Boot Camp

Background: I have a Mac Pro early-2008 DESKTOP :) with 3 HDD installed: 1 SATA OSX journaled HDD 1 SATA SSD partitioned with my OSX and Bootcamp for Windows 10 1 SATA NTFS formatted drive for use ...
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How do I create a virtual machine with a disk size different than the default?

I'm creating a virtual machine for Windows 7 x64. However vmware fusion automatically decides the disk size can be 60GB and no smaller. How do I create a virtual machine with a smaller disk?
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Connection to Mac

I've Mac OS X (El Capitan) VMs in ESXi 6 on our local network that I can SSH into and I can VNC into and I can connect Xamarin Mac Agent to but I can't Remote Desktop Connection (Windows 10) into. Our ...
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Toggling between Fn and F keys per app [duplicate]

Is there a way to toggle between Fn (multimedia keys, brightness, etc) and F keys (F1, F2, ...) per app? I used to use an app that could perform this but now I just can't remember it's name. As a ...
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I cannot mount .dmg file for VMWare Fusion: Protocol wrong type for socket ERROR

I cannot mount .dmg file for VMWare Fusion installer. I get the error: Protocol wrong type for socket . I have Mac OSX 10.11.5 , which is newer than the officially supported versions of Mac for this ...
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Bootcamp/VM Windows 10 licensing

In the past if I wanted to install Windows on Bootcamp, and then also use Parallels/VMware to open up the Bootcamp installation as a VM I would need two separate Windows licenses. Is this still the ...
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Changing from Virtual Hard Drive to Blank External Hard Disk [closed]

I have a blank hard disk (1 TB) that has more space than the virtual disk I am running OS X El Capitan on (89 GB). My OS is running on VMWare Player version 12, being used on Windows 10 single ...
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Long term effect on Mac computer of installing Windows/Running a Windows VM

I need to install Windows on my MacBook Pro. Hardware limitations are not a problem for me. I am mostly concerned about the long term effects that running Windows might have on my Mac. I am assuming ...
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How to set up identical/similar keybindings in a virtualized Windows 10 (VMware Fusion) and OS X?

I am new to Mac and now also new to the Windows 10 environment so on a huge learning curve. I have managed to set up Office via VMware Fusion virtual machine on my Mac. I need to find out how I can ...
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Why download a Yosemite .dmg when I can create my own?

Having a Mac I wanted to know can't I just make my own .dmg file using AutoDMG? Instead of finding some random file on the Internet and hoping its not infected? Is there any other software that would ...
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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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How to enable routing in OS X El Capitan

I've got a Linux VMware virtual machine (guest) configured with a NAT adapter on a 192.168.56.0 subnet. Its IP address is 192.168.56.128 and my Mac (host) got 192.168.56.1. Guest's default gateway is ...
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Key combination not propagating to Fusion VM

I have a clean installation of El Capitan with VMware Fusion Pro 8 and Windows 10 Pro. I use Fusion in full screen, and the windows keyboard command Control + Command+ D is used to create a new ...
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Where is the keyboard profile file stored on my MacBook for VMware Fusion 8?

I am trying to add some keyboard shortcuts to VMware Fusion 8 but the dialog is kinda wonky: Here the two dropdowns doesn't drop down, so any key I don't have on my MacBook is impossible to configure....
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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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Is VMware Fusion 5.0.5 compatible with OS X El Capitan?

I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5 on my MacBook Pro along with VMware Fusion 5.0.5. I want to upgrade to OS X EL Capitan. Will version 5.0.5 of VMware Fusion be compatible?
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How to create an ISO from a file (not a directory)

I'm trying to perform some testing on old platforms. In this case, its Fedora 1 (circa 2002 or 2003). The VM software (VMware and VirtualBox) can't handle distros that old, so the guests don't have a ...
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Font size in VMWare Fusion on my Mac

Since I upgraded to Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F1021) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) the font size on my VMware Fusion is minuscule and I cannot figure out how to increase the font size. ...
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How to bind hostname with ip?

There are 2 VMs running on VMWare on a remote server. For instance: devops-01 and devops-02. Both of them have SSH access enabled. To access to the first one I do: ssh dev@devops-01. For the other one:...
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VMWare Tools do not allow changing resolution in El Capitan

Looks like VMWare Tools do not allow changing resolution in El Capitan. Input data as follows: VMWare Workstation 12 Latest VMWare Tools 8.0.2 (here) Mac OS El Capitan, build 15B42 I've tried ...
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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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Can Resorcerer work in Snow Leopard in VMWare Fusion 6?

Since Resorcerer (2.4.1) won't work at all in 10.7 and later, I tried it in a virtual machine running Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 in VMWare Fusion 6.0.6. But when I select a resource and click the Hex ...
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Share vmware network with other host and other computers

I have a USB NIC (Bear Extender) that does not work under Yosemite or El Cap. I have a VM running Mavericks that can use the NIC. How can I share the internet out of the VM so that my macbook pro ...
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How can I let two iTunes installation use same iTunes folder?

I have two iTunes installation on PC. First one is on Windows 7 which is my main iTunes for music podcast etc. Second iTunes is installed in a VMware powered Windows 7 I connected first iTunes ...
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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 ...
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Can I run a virtualized OS X operating system (bought on eBay) on my PC via VMware Player

I am considering running a virtualized OS X running system within my PC on VMware Player. I want to do this so that I can run Xcode. Can I do this?
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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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Running 10.11 in VM Ware Fusion with 10.10 Host

I run 10.11 public beta in a VM with VMware Fusion 7.1.2 with my rMBP 2015. I have the problem that main part in Finder or the maps in Maps.app are blank. Sidebars and menus are all rendering fine. Is ...
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Installing OS X Yosemite from compressed DMG file in VMware Fusion

I would like to install OS X Yosemite in VMware Fusion 7.0. If I select the DMG file my university is providing, VMware is unable to boot from the DMG file. The image is a compressed DMG. ...
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VMware Fusion upgrade

What's VMWare Fusion upgrade policy? I consider buying it, but a new version will probably come out in September alongside OS X 10.11. Will I get a free upgrade, or do I wait until September?
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Enable KVM on VMWare Fusion

I'm running Linux in a VM on my VMWare Fusion. I want to use qemu-kvm within the Linux VM (yes, I know it's not efficient). QEMU reports the following problem: Could not access KVM kernel module: No ...
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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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How do I exit full screen in VMWare Fusion 7?

How do I exit full screen in VMWare Fusion 7? The menu bar that used to appear when the cursor was oushed to the top of the screen no longer appears.
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Visual Studios 2013 with VM on 12" mac1.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M

I'm a non mac user. But I would like to buy the latest mac 12" 1.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M. But I need Visual Studios 2013 the requirements are 1.6 GHz or faster processor. Can this be install in VM ...
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How do I get VMware Fusion to use the native screen resolution within a scaled OSX desktop?

I'm using VMware Fusion 7.1.1 to run both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on a mid 2014 15-inch retina Mac. I've heard it is possible to run VMware in such a way that the screen's native resolution (in my ...
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View ASP.NET website developed on a VM in safari on Mac

For school I need to make some assignments in ASP.NET on windows. I Have a MBPR with OS X 10.10 and Windows 8.1 (VMWare) running on it. When I run my project in visual studio, google chrome is opened ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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Will the new 2015 “MacBook” be able to run VMs effectively? Windows especially

I currently use a 2Ghz i7 x 8gb Memory 2013 MacAir. With this I am able to effectively run a windows 8 VM running Visual Studio Professional and other developement apps simultaneously, or Ubuntu and ...
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Downloading old Safari point releases (Ex: 8.0.4)

I am attempting to build VMware Fusion images with each recent point release of Safari. I've had success with the versions bundled with OS X updates (10.10.1, 10.10.2) but I am not sure if it's ...