Just over a year I posted how to install VMWare Tools on a Linux Guest Virtual Machine which specifically looks at installing VMWare Tools for Red Hat / CentOS. I recently set up a Debian 5 Lenny … [Read more...] about Install VMWare Tools on a Debian 5 Guest Virtual Machine
Information and articles about VMWare Workstation, VMWare Server and VMWare Player
VMWare is a company specializing in virtualization products which allows guest "virtual machines" to run inside a host operating system. They have a number of products including the free VMWare Player and VMWare Server applications, and paid for applications such as VMWare Workstation.
I have been using VMWare Workstation since 2003 to run Microsoft Windows XP inside my Linux host computer so I can continue to run applications such as Adobe Photoshop and test websites with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox on a native Windows platform. It's also extremely useful for testing out Linux distributions without having a dedicated computer to install them onto.
I returned to using Windows in 2008 but continued to use VMWare for testing IE and running my development Linux web server; from 2010 I switched to OSX and continue to virtualize Windows for testing web applications on Internet Explorer.
After I unwittingly upgraded from openSUSE 10.2 to openSUSE 10.3, I wasn't able to configure VMWare Workstation 6.0 on openSUSE 10.3 so ended up downloading the updated 6.0.1 version of VMWare … [Read more...] about VMWare USB device issues on openSUSE 10.3
After I unwittingly upgraded from openSUSE 10.2 to openSUSE 10.3 last week, the Linux kernel upgraded from 220.127.116.11-34 to 18.104.22.168-18. I run VMWare Workstation on this desktop machine, and each time … [Read more...] about vmware-config.pl 6.0.0-45731 failed on openSUSE 10.3
VMWare Server Console allows you to connect to a VMWare Server virtual machine running either on your local machine or a remote machine. The remote machine might be on your local network or located … [Read more...] about VMWare Server Console Connection Refused
VMWare Workstation and the various flavours of VMWare Server allow you to install a package called "VMWare Tools". These VMWare Tools contain various methods of communication between the … [Read more...] about Install VMWare Tools on a Linux Guest Virtual Machine
I use VMWare Workstation 6.0 on a daily basis to run a Windows XP virtual machine on my SUSE Linux host machine so that I can run Windows only applications such as Adobe Photoshop, and to test … [Read more...] about Using Ctrl+Alt+F1 in a VMWare Virtual Machine