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  1. VMware client for the mac os x

    February 13, 2012 by The Man
    VMware client for Mac OS X

    VMware client for Mac OS X

  2. Ctr + Alt + F1 in VMware

    February 7, 2012 by The Man

    Well after a long night it turns out to be quite easy.

    Press Ctr+Alt+Space then keep Ctr+Alt pressed then press F1 and as if by magic we are at the login console.

  3. No network card when moving a vmware ubuntu server

    February 4, 2012 by The Man

    This is a common problem also when a Vmware machine is moved to another server.

    It is beacause the new card has a different MAC address.

    Unlike Ubuntu Desktop, the server version is desgned NOT to make an assumption of how the card is configured – just in case it gets it wrong & places vulnerable data outside a firewall on the Internet.

    You can enable the card easliy by deleting a file:

    sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

    Then reboot.

    This file is recreated with the new card MAC address upon reboot.

    Then check your settings.

  4. Installing VMware Tools in an Ubuntu virtual machine

    by The Man

    Copied from here so I can find it more easily….

    Ubuntu Server with only a Command Line Interface

    Go to Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools (or VM > Install VMware Tools).

    Note: If you are running the light vesion of Fusion, or a version of Workstation without VMware Tools, or VMware Player, you are prompted to download the Tools before they can be installed. Click Download Now to begin the download.

    In the Ubuntu guest, run these commands:

    sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom

    When prompted for a password, enter your Ubuntu admin user password.

    Note: For security reasons, the typed password is not displayed. You do not need to enter your password again for the next five minutes.

    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

    The file name of the VMware Tools bundle varies depending on your version of the VMware product. Run this command to find the exact name:

    ls /mnt/cdrom

    tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Note: is the version discovered in the previous step.

    cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/

    sudo ./ -d

    Note: The -d switch assumes that you want to accept the defaults. If you do not use -d, press Return to accept each default or supply your own answers.

    Run this command to reboot the virtual machine after the installation completes:

    sudo reboot

  5. VMWare on OS X using Xcode !!! Maybe

    January 29, 2012 by The Man

  6. Setting vmware ESXi 5 server to use http for web services

    by The Man

    Well a bit of a pain in the … but here goes.

    1. Log into your ESXi server and enable SSH from the “Troubleshooting Options”
    2. SSH into your ESXi box with root and your password
    3. Change directory to /etc/vmware/hostd/
    4. Edit with “vi proxy.xml” and find the (if you want sdk find that)) section and change the access mode from httpsWithRedirect to httpAndHttps. In vi just take the cursor to that section and press a
    5. Save the file ESC > : > w > q > ! and this should solve the problem of the file being read-only
    6. The docs say service mgmt-vmware restart but i could not get that to run so I just rebooted the ESXi

    Easy really.