VMware Fusion: Guest VM ‘Lost’ Network Connectivity
Jul28

VMware Fusion: Guest VM ‘Lost’ Network Connectivity

KB ID 0001450 Problem I keep a Windows 10 VM on my laptop, and last week it lost network connectivity, (it’s set to get its IP from my mac and get network connectivity via NAT). The guest was getting a 169.254.x.x APIPA address so either NAT was down, or there was no network? Solution You need to ‘Restart’ the services on the Mac host machine. Execute the following two commands;...

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VMware Fusion: Windows 10 ‘Lost’ Mapped Drive to the Host
Jan26

VMware Fusion: Windows 10 ‘Lost’ Mapped Drive to the Host

KB ID 0001394 Problem My Windows 10 VM decided it was going to do a major update last night, so I let it get on with it. However today I can no longer access the ‘shared’ drive that it had back to the host (my MacBook). Solution I’m pretty sure this is the second time this has happened, so after berating myself for not documenting the fix last time, this is the fix. Run Regedit (Windows Key+R > regedit {Enter})...

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Linux – Install VMware Tools
Jul19

Linux – Install VMware Tools

KB ID 0001330 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem Note: This is to install the VMware Tools NOT the OPEN-VM-TOOLS. I’ve had to do this a few times now, and every time I Goolge how to do it, I get pages of instructions on how to install the open vm tools. When what I really want is to install the VMware Tools. Solution I’m using vSphere ESX, but even if you are using VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, you can still select...

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CentOS / Redhat / Fedora – VMware VMXNET3 Adapter Not Working
Jul18

CentOS / Redhat / Fedora – VMware VMXNET3 Adapter Not Working

KB ID 0001329 Dtd 18/07/17 Problem This has tripped me up a couple of times, and if you Google the problem, you find a load of posts saying ‘Just install VMware tools that will fix the problem’ It Wont! And I’ll tell you why, run ifconfig You will notice you have a network card, but you will also notice that it’s got a strange name ‘ens160’ not eth0 as you would normally expect? Anyway let’s...

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Convert  a Virtualbox VM to a VMware Fusion VM
Mar24

Convert a Virtualbox VM to a VMware Fusion VM

KB ID 0001169 Dtd 24/03/16 Problem I have a bunch of VM’s that I use with GNS3 that are in Virtualbox. I also run VMware Fusion, and since my upgrade to version 1.4.4 I need to run the GNS3 VM in VMware, (I could not get the Virtualbox version to work). So I decided to copy over the remainder of my VMs as well. Solution Within Virtualbox > File > Export Appliance. Select the VM in question > Continue. Important: Ensure...

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