VMware Workstation Player 12.5 recently released, is a free for personal use piece of software that can be used by anyone to run (or playback) virtual machines that were initially created with the Oracle Virtualbox or VMware Workstation applications and exported as appliances. VMware Workstation Player 12.5 Changelog What’s New This release of VMware Workstation Player is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 12 Player users, it adds support for the following operating systems: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Windows Server 2016 Resolved Issues: On a Linux host, when you click the close button on VMware Workstation Player window while the guest OS is shutting down, a question dialog appears.
VMware Workstation 11.1 has just been released and the release adds support for VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand and includes bug fixes. VMware Workstation is an application that enables technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. VMware Workstation 11.1 changelog: A Linux guest OS booted on EFI firmware sometimes failed to respond to the keyboard and mouse if any mouse motion occurred during a short window of time during OS boot.
This post is a step-by-step approach on HowTo convert a Physical Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2008R2 machine to a Virtual Machine and import into ESXi. [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]This is more focused on a scenario where your physical machine(s) sits on a separate network from your ESXi environment and there is no connectivity between the two, so unable to p2v directly to ESXi[/box] [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]Please note that the actual server name on all the screenshots have been modified so its easier to follow rather than me painting across it since these are my LIVE systems :)[/box] Step 1: Install VMware Converter – Click button below to download the latest VMware Converter for Windows.
I was in the process of taking one of two ESX cluster nodes offline (into maintenance mode) but ended up with following error message “Insufficient resources to satisfy vsphere HA failover“. After much troubleshooting, it turns out that when the vSphere HA Admission Control Policy is enabled, a percentage of the ESX resources is reserved for HA use in the event of a failover as it has to be able to handle all possibilities.
To kick start straight away the installation of Windows Server 2012 RTM on VMware Workstation v9, you will need to have had the following in place: – Installed VMware Workstation 9 – Downloaded copy of Windows Server 2012 software Steps: – Launch the VMware Workstation Application and click on “Create a New VMware Machine” VMware Workstation – On Welcome page, select Custom (Advanced) VMware Workstation – On the Hardware Compatibility page, select Workstation 9.
I am in the processing of documenting the deployment of Windows Server 2012 recently released by Microsoft and felt like test running the deployment on either VMware Workstation, VMware Server or Microsoft Hyper-V depending on which currently supports it and would post the results. I will focus less on this installation as its a straight forward steps but would focus more on Server 2012 installation which is where the fun will begin :).