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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No allow button in security and privacy preferences

When trying to install VMWare in MacOS Catalina, under security and privacy system preferences and then general, I do not see a way to allow what it needs to work properly. Even when I unlock the ...
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Apple Remote Desktop multiple ports on one address / ip

I am using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) version 3.5.1 and I want to add computers to the list. I have several virtual machines running on an VMWare ESXi host. VMWare enables screen sharing via VNC but ...
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VMware fast for first user, sluggish for second

After launching VMware and opening the virtual machine prepared by another user, Windows 7 runs very slowly. File read/write is 10-30x slower than it should be and Windows has started to animate ...
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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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iCloud sign-in asks for password of MacBook that's running my Fusion VM of OSX 10.11, then rejects the correct password. Fix?

I am the original owner of a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, which is currently running 10.14.6. On it I am running VMware Fusion 11.5.5. I created a VM of OSX 10.11 El Capitan so I could help a relative who ...
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How do I debug Mac freezes caused by VMware Fusion

After upgrading to Catalina, when I run dd if=/dev/zero of=zero in a Linux VM (Ubuntu 20.04), after writing a couple of gigabytes the macOS host hard-freezes (mouse cursor doesn't move). After 100 ...
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How to obtain a secure copy of macOS?

I need to install macOS on a VM. I don't want to download a macOS from torrent or hackintosh websites. Is there a way I can verify a macOS image's signature so I know it came from apple?
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Creating High Sierra as VM under VMware Fusion

I need to create a VM for macOS High Sierra to run with VMware Fusion. I would prefer this VM be created from my existing MacBook running High Sierra (a real, physical device), but that's not ...
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How to connect a flash drive to a VMware VM when the drive is 'not readable'?

Introduction I'm running: High Sierra v10.13.6 VMware Fusion v11.5.1 I'm attempting to connect a flash drive (USB 3.0) to a virtual machine (Redhat). That virtual machine is a guest to my Mac host. ...
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How do i create a OSx bootable USB using windows 10 and where do i find .dmg file?

I have an iMac 2007 20", and its a second hand computer. It was running OSx Lion when I bought it, then I upgraded it to El capitan, After that, I made a big mistake of erasing the data without taking ...
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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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What is the smallest and/or fastest way to run Windows programs on MacOS (Catalina)?

I'm using a 2017 i5 Macbook Pro with just 128GB of storage and need to run Revit, which is Windows only. I know there are many different methods for running Windows programs on Mac, but with very ...
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How to get MacOS Catalina to allow VMWare Fusion to have Accesibility permissions

I'm trying to give Accessibility permission to VMWare Fusion. It shows up in the System Preferences but clicking the checkbox does nothing. This is Fusion 11.5.3 which is specifically targeting ...
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Has anyone else experienced bizarre remapping of aliases on 10.14.6 upgrade?

I have both Microsoft Remote Desktop and VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro. I recently applied a couple of updates : asecurity update and a Safari patch - not going to Catalina - using Mojave (10.14.6)....
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VMware Fusion set host-only (aka private to my Mac) IP address / network?

I am coming from VMware Workstation on Windows to VMware Fusion on Mac. In VMware Workstation it's possible to configure the host-only ip address / network in the network editor, in VMware Fusion it's ...
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VMWare Fusion 7: File Not Found

I screwed up big time when I tried deleting my Windows 7 VM on VMWare Fusion 7 on my Macbook Air. I put the VM in the Trash and emptied the trash. Now when I try to create a new VM, I get File Not ...
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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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Does nvram boot-args=“debug=0x10” still speed up Parallels on newer versions with newer macOS releases?

As mentioned several years ago, sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" used to speed up virtual machines significantly in both Parallels and VMware. Has anyone tested to see if this as any empirically ...
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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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Access Kali VM IP from the hosting machine (macOS)

I have a Kali machine running in VMware on my Mac. It has this IP : 172.16.155.128 as you can see. I would like to access my Kali Linux IP from my host (macOS) Do I need to add another network in ...
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Copy & Paste is not working in my Kali Linux Virtual Machine

I am running VMWare Fusion 11.5 Pro on Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina Copy & Paste is not working in my Kali Linux and my host (Mac OS X) I checked the settings I see this I search around, people ...
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Moving Fusion VMs to ESXi

I am in the process of moving several VMs created in VMWare Fusion 5 into ESXi 5.1, which I just installed on a Mac Mini Server. I am able to connect just fine via the Windows application installed on ...
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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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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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VMware Fusion is not opening (close after a second from launch)

I am experiencing an issue with VMware Fusion on macOS Catalina (latest version). When I click on the VMware button, it launches for a second and then closes. Before this happened, I was playing with ...
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How do I create a virtual machine with a disk size different than the default?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine for Windows 7 x64. However VMWare Fusion automatically decides that the disk size can be 60GB and no smaller. How do I create a virtual machine with a smaller ...
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How do I restore a backup created by 'brew cask upgrade'?

I just upgraded VMware Fusion on my system: brew cask upgrade vmware-fusion ==> Upgrading 1 outdated package: vmware-fusion 10.1.3-9472307 -> 11.5.0-14634996 ==> Upgrading vmware-fusion ... =...
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Completely hide dock in fullscreen, disable show on mouse-over

When running a fullscreen (Windows 10 VM) VMWare Horizon client on Mac OS Mojave, I am experiencing an annoyance where the dock is "auto-showing" when I accidentally mouse-over near the Windows 10 ...
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Corresponding ipfw rules in MacOS for this Iptables rules

I need to give Internet access to a VM under Vmware fusion 7 in Host-Only mode. I know how to do it in Linux, with the following IPtables rules: sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 iptables -A FORWARD -...
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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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VMware Fusion - Professional Version 8.5.10

I have a user that has High Sierra (don't ask why) just that he has it, and he is getting an error stating that parts of his VMWare are not 64-bit compatible. I expect he will need to upgrade to 11, ...
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Cannot pair my iPhone with Xcode

I am running Xcode 10.3 and I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 12.4. I am unable to connect it to Xcode, which is running atop macOS Mojave running on a VMWare virtual machine. I got "trust this device" ...
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Resize display resolution of a macOS Mojave guest running in VMware Fusion 11.1

➥ How does one change the screen resolution of their macOS Fusion guest? On my Mac mini (2018) running macOS mojave 10.14.5, I am running VMware Fusion 11.1 with a BenQ 4K monitor on DisplayPort. ...
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Creating a Windows partition on an external drive

I am trying to basically add a Windows 10 bootable system to an external hard drive because I haven't the space on my internal to do it. I have a mid-2013 MB Pro running Sierra. So I tried the ...
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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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Run macOS as guest VM OS within VMware Fusion [closed]

Is it possible to install macOS as the guest OS within a VM in VMware Fusion? I am running macOS Mojave on a Mac mini (2018). I want to run virtual machines inside of which is running macOS Mojave or ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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