VMware – Cannot Cut, Copy, or Paste to and from VM’s
May15

VMware – Cannot Cut, Copy, or Paste to and from VM’s

KB ID 0000515 Problem Ever since ESX 4.1 this feature has been disabled, VMware say in their own documentation: Source (Page 215 – ESX Configuration Guide ESX 4.1 vCenter Server 4.1). To turn this feature back ON you have a few choices. Please be aware: We are talking about copy and pasting TEXT to and from a guest VM NOT files and folders. Solution Option 1 (Enable Copy and Paste on an individual Guest machine) Using Web...

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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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Booting to USB Without USB BIOS SupportOrBooting VMware Workstation Guest from USB
Nov17

Booting to USB Without USB BIOS SupportOrBooting VMware Workstation Guest from USB

KB ID 0000250 Dtd 17/05/10 Problem Last week I wrote an article about installing Windows PE on a USB thumb drive, after making several trips across the room to test my progress by booting the spare PC with said USB drive, I thought “there must be a simpler way to do this?”. VMware Workstation guest VM’s do not support booting from USB devices, (its not built into their “BIOS”). However there’s...

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VMware Workstation – Can’t get into the BIOS
Nov17

VMware Workstation – Can’t get into the BIOS

KB ID 0000509 Dtd 22/09/11 Problem I recently upgraded to VMware Workstation 8, I was going to have a play with the Windows 8 developer preview, and needed to get my VM to boot from CD. After Hammering F1, F2, F10 and the delete keys. I admitted defeat and looked for the boot into BIOS setting that I’m sure used to be there! A quick Google search said “Simply Press F2” when the virtual machine powers on, but despite...

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VMware Workstation – Error – ” Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is disabled”
Nov17

VMware Workstation – Error – ” Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is disabled”

KB ID 0000540 Dtd 30/11/11 Problem Seen on VMware Workstation, when attempting to virtualise a product that IS a virtualisation hypervisor (ESX for example). Error: Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is disabled for this ESX VM. You will only be able to run 32-bit nested VMs. At first I (wrongly) assumed that I needed to enable something in the BIOS on my laptop, and searched though every page to enable some virtualization setting that was...

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VMware Workstation – Deploying Server 2012 and Windows 8 ‘Linked Clones’ from Templates
Nov17

VMware Workstation – Deploying Server 2012 and Windows 8 ‘Linked Clones’ from Templates

KB ID 0000953 Dtd 07/06/14 Problem VMware Workstation, is a great test tool, if i need to take a look at some new software, or plan how I’m going to do a job, and I don’t have access to the ESX server, or test bench, it’s a great tool to have on my laptop. If you build machines form scratch, every time you need one it can take a while. To address that you can create a template and deploy machines from that. To make...

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