VMware 100Success Secrets: 100 Most Asked Questions – The Missing VMware Server,    Workstation Planning, Installation and...
VMware 100 Success SecretsCopyright © Bret JerrodNotice of RightsAll rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduc...
3 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E 1 0 0 S U C C E S S S E C R E T S       There has never been a VMware Guide like ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 4TA B L E O F C O N T E N T SForeword...........................................................
5 | VMware 100 Success SecretsHow to Enable Accelerated VMware 3D...............................................41Understa...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 6How to Install VMware: Understanding the Recommended HostRequirements..........................
7 | VMware 100 Success SecretsVMware ESX 3: The Complete Hypervisor of the Virtual Environment...............................
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 83 Modes of VMware Networking ........................................................ 179Gen...
9 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E  S F U T U R E : C A N V M WA R EM A I N TA I N D O M I N A N C E I NV I R T U A ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 10         Whispers from inside the walls of VMware tell they are going sofar as to consider ...
11 | VMware 100 Success SecretsE A S Y S T E P S I N I N S TA L L I N GV M WA R E T O O L S          The process of instal...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 12       However, if the auto run is disabled in the operating system,the dialog box will not...
13 | VMware 100 Success SecretsM A C O S X V M WA R E F E A T U R E S &FUNCTIONS       VMware is the leader of software in...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 14       First, there should be no running virtual machine. The VMwarefusion can be downloade...
15 | VMware 100 Success SecretsB E N E F I C I A L F E AT U R E S O F V M WA R E3       VMware software devices are now ve...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 16       The wide use for this application can now be attributed to itsfeatures. VMware 3 can...
17 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E E D G E O F H AV I N G V M WA R EWINDOWS       The popularity of Microsoft Windows an...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 18       What make this a better idea is that VMware Windows is notonly contained to one Micr...
19 | VMware 100 Success SecretsI M P O RTA N C E O F I N S TA L L I N GV M WA R E       Installing VMware to Windows, Linu...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 20       Installing VMware to the guest operating system is important.The VMware tools help t...
21 | VMware 100 Success SecretsA D VA N T A G E S W H E N T H E U S E RI N S T A L L S V M WA R E T O O L S       The typi...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 22        If the tools have to be used for the VMware Workstation theywill then benefit the g...
23 | VMware 100 Success SecretsS AV V Y T I P S O N U S I N G V M WA R E       The VMware tools are virtual machine softwa...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 24       For instances when the computer breaks down and the userneeds the VMware to function...
25 | VMware 100 Success SecretsF R E E V M WA R E S O F T WA R E W I T HV M WA R E T O R R E N T       VMware, Inc. is a k...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 26       One can also find VMware torrents comparable to peer-to-peersharing where a person w...
27 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E C A PA B I L I T I E S O F V M WA R EW O R K S TAT I O N       VMware Workstation is ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 28       Application like the VMware Workstation is a very useful toolfor persons selling dif...
29 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E U S E S O F H AV I N G O S XV M WA R E       Some are just eager to learn the differe...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 30       With the software called VMware Workstation, a Mac OS X cannow be installed in a Win...
31 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU B U N T U V M WA R E A S A V I R T U A LMACHINE       Ubuntu is an operating system used ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 32       Ubuntu VMware defines a virtual machine running on Ubuntuplatform. It is included in...
33 | VMware 100 Success SecretsBENEFITS AND RISKS OF USINGV M WA R E B E TA       VMware, Inc. is a software developing co...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 34       Releasing the VMware beta is needed since the softwaredeveloper could not possibly t...
35 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU N D E R S TA N D I N G V M WA R E C O N F I GFILES       VMX file is a primary VMware con...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 36       The following are some tips that can be noted from the syntaxof the file. The pound ...
37 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E T W O W O R L D S O F V M WA R EFUSION       VMware Inc. produced virtual machine sof...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 38       Additionally, this VMware fusion is compatible with the virtualmachines designed by ...
39 | VMware 100 Success SecretsE N J O Y I N G N E W U B U N T U F E AT U R E SWITH        U B U N T U 7 . 0 4 V M WA R E ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 40       Experiencing Ubuntu 7.04 VMware will provide opportunity forthe user to experience t...
41 | VMware 100 Success SecretsH O W T O E N A B L E A C C E L E R AT E DV M WA R E 3 D       3D gaming and features are n...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 42       One can easily enable a specific virtual machine for anaccelerated VMware 3D. First,...
43 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU N D E R S T A N D I N G T H E V M WA R EC L I E N T, S E RV E R A N D M A S T E R        ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 44       Considering the server-side run time, to adjoin additionalappliances to the server, ...
45 | VMware 100 Success SecretsM E T H O D I C A L U N D E R S TA N D I N G O FV M WA R E E S X       VMware ESX is a virt...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 46        VMware ESX server makes use of the Linux kernel so as tomanage the ESX propriety ke...
47 | VMware 100 Success SecretsG U I D E S F O R V M WA R E I N S TA L LS E R V E R 1 . 0 O N U B U N T U 6 . 0 6 LT S    ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 48       Just before the installation of VMware, one needs to finish firstthe set up of the f...
49 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU N D E R S TA N D I N G V M WA R E S E R V E RFOR      LINUX       With virtualization, th...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 50       On the other hand, Linux as an operating system, whenvirtually used along with the V...
51 | VMware 100 Success SecretsD O E S L I N U X S TA N D A G O O DP O S I T I O N O N V M WA R E ?       VMware or Virtua...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 52       Think about virtualization or VMware as allocating yourcomputer resources into sever...
53 | VMware 100 Success SecretsC A N U B U N T U B E I N S TA L L E D O NYOUR        V M WA R E P L AY E R ?       The Ubu...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 54         The VMware player is proven to be working perfectly withUbuntu. As a matter of fac...
55 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E S E R V E R D O W N L O A D :MAKING YOUR COMPUTER WORLDEASIER       Have you eve...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 56       What is more is that, every variety has a different set of goodfeatures that it can ...
57 | VMware 100 Success SecretsW O R K I N G O N T H E V M WA R E S E R V E RV I S TA       One of the few drawbacks that ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 58        Just a tidbit of information about VMware -- a VMware serverworks perfectly fine wi...
59 | VMware 100 Success SecretsW H AT I S V M WA R E I P O ?       With the sudden outburst of virtual machines in the com...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 60         Now, as it embarks onto a new and promising Initial PublicOffering or IPO for the ...
61 | VMware 100 Success SecretsA S S E S S I N G T H E R I G H T V M WA R EP L AY E R          Prior to fully utilizing th...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 62       When choosing and assessing the right Virtual Machinesoftware player, you have to ma...
63 | VMware 100 Success SecretsW H AT I S A V M WA R E S E R V E RCONSOLE?       Many computer enthusiasts and majority of...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 64       In order for one to get the whole concept of having multipleinstallations of operati...
65 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E S E R V E R S E R I A L : T H EWAY T O P R O T E C T T H E D O W N L O A D      ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 66       Usually, every attempt to download and install the VirtualMachine software gives you...
67 | VMware 100 Success SecretsH O W T O W O R K P E R F E C T LY W I T HTHE      V M WA R E T O O L S       When you are ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 68       VMware Tools come in different boxes. There are VMware toolsthat are specifically de...
69 | VMware 100 Success SecretsA F R E E O S S O F T WA R E K N O W N A SC E N T O S V M WA R E       Most VMware software...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 70       CentOS supports architectures such as i386 (Intel x86architecture 32-bit). x86-64 (A...
71 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E F E I S T Y FAW N I N T H E V M WA R ESERVER       The Feisty Fawn is the Canonical’s...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 72          2.    Allocate enough disk space for the Feisty Fawninstallation partitions      ...
73 | VMware 100 Success SecretsW H AT I S V M WA R E ?       VMware is a software developed by VMware, Inc. a companythat ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 74       The VMware, Inc develops software products as such VMwareWorkstation, VMware Server,...
75 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E W O R K S TAT I O N 6 . 0 : T H ES I X T H G E N E R AT I O N       The VMware I...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 76       4.      It has ACE authoring capabilities. The ACE is a securitypack that allows use...
77 | VMware 100 Success SecretsF E A T U R E S O F T H E V M WA R EW O R K S TAT I O N 6       One of the VMware software ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 78         3.    It runs an Entire Multi-tier System on a Single HostComputer. Allows you to ...
79 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E V M WA R E W O R K S W I T HFEDORA 7       Fedora 7 is a free operating system develo...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 80       •       Live CDs for GNOME and KDE desktop environment.This can be installed to a ha...
81 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT I P S F O R I N S T A L L I N G V M WA R ESERVER       The VMware Server is the entry-lev...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 82   2. The remote management client and operating system must       meet the systems require...
83 | VMware 100 Success SecretsP U R C H A S E O F T H E V M WA R E 6       If you would like to save your money in purcha...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 84       2. Software Developers & Testers – It allows them to acceleratetime to market as the...
85 | VMware 100 Success SecretsA L L A B O U T V M WA R E S E R V E R       Another VMware software product developed by V...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 86       •       It streamlines the software development and testing. Itallows developers to ...
87 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E V M WA R E W O R K S TAT I O NV E R S I O N 6 . 0 & I T S U N M AT C H E DF E AT U R ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 88       The Workstation 6.0 runs with Microsoft Office, AdobePhotoshop, Apache Web Server, M...
89 | VMware 100 Success SecretsTHE BENEFITS OF USING DEBIANV M WA R E A P P L I C AT I O N       Debian is a freeware open...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 90       Installing the Debian Etch VMware application is also easy. It’smuch like installing...
91 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU N D E R S TA N D I N G T H E B A S I C S O FG E N T O O V M WA R E V I R T U A L I Z A T ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 92       Through Gentoo VMware deployment, the Linux distributioncould be installed as a gues...
93 | VMware 100 Success SecretsH O W T O I N S TA L L V M WA R E :U N D E R S TA N D I N G T H ERECOMMENDED HOSTREQUIREMEN...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 94       Second, VMware server requires lots of memory power. Thehost machine will significan...
95 | VMware 100 Success SecretsSTEPS ON SETTING-UP MAC OSX86V M WA R E O N A V I R T U A L M A C H I N E       Installatio...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 96       After installation of the VMware virtual machine, it can now beconfigured manually t...
97 | VMware 100 Success SecretsH O W T O U N I N S TA L L V M WA R ELEFTOVER REGISTRY ENTRIES       VMware users may need ...
VMware 100 Success Secrets | 98       First, when an installation error was detected by the system onthe new VMware versio...
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  1. 1. VMware 100Success Secrets: 100 Most Asked Questions – The Missing VMware Server, Workstation Planning, Installation and Management Introduction Guide Bret Jerrod
  2. 2. VMware 100 Success SecretsCopyright © Bret JerrodNotice of RightsAll rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted inany form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, orotherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.Notice of LiabilityThe information in this book is distributed on an “As Is” basis withoutwarranty. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of thebook, neither the author nor the publisher shall have any liability to anyperson or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to becaused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained in this book or bythe products described in it.TrademarksMany of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguishtheir products are claimed as trademarks. Where those designations appear inthis book, and the publisher was aware of a trademark claim, the designationsappear as requested by the owner of the trademark. All other product namesand services identified throughout this book are used in editorial fashion onlyand for the benefit of such companies with no intention of infringement of thetrademark. No such use, or the use of any trade name, is intended to conveyendorsement or other affiliation with this book.
  3. 3. 3 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E 1 0 0 S U C C E S S S E C R E T S There has never been a VMware Guide like this. 100 Success Secrets is not about the ins and outs of VMware.Instead, it answers the top 100 questions that we are asked and thosewe come across in forums, our consultancy and education programs. Ittells you exactly how to deal with those questions, with tips that havenever before been offered in print. This book is also not about VMware best practice and standardsdetails. Instead, it introduces everything you want to know to besuccessful with VMware.
  4. 4. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 4TA B L E O F C O N T E N T SForeword.................................................................................................3VMwares Future: Can VMware Maintain Dominance in VirtualizationSoftware? ............................................................................................... 9Easy Steps in Installing VMware Tools ................................................ 11Mac OS X VMware Features & Functions ............................................ 13Beneficial Features of VMware 3 .......................................................... 15The Edge of Having VMware Windows ................................................ 17Importance of Installing VMware.........................................................19Advantages When the User Installs VMware Tools.............................. 21Savvy Tips on Using VMware .............................................................. 23Free VMware Software with VMware Torrent......................................25The Capabilities of VMware Workstation.............................................27The Uses of Having OS X VMware ...................................................... 29Ubuntu VMware as a Virtual Machine ................................................. 31Benefits and Risks of Using VMware Beta ...........................................33Understanding VMware Config Files ...................................................35The Two Worlds of VMware Fusion .....................................................37Enjoying New Ubuntu Features with Ubuntu 7.04 VMware .............. 39
  5. 5. 5 | VMware 100 Success SecretsHow to Enable Accelerated VMware 3D...............................................41Understanding the VMware Client, Server and Master....................... 43Methodical Understanding of VMware ESX........................................ 45Guides for VMware Install Server 1.0 on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ................ 47Understanding VMware Server for Linux............................................ 49Does Linux Stand a Good Position on VMware? ..................................51Can Ubuntu Be Installed on your VMware Player? ............................. 53VMware Server Download: Making Your Computer World Easier..... 55Working on the VMware Server Vista...................................................57What is VMware IPO?.......................................................................... 59Assessing the Right VMware Player......................................................61What is a VMware Server Console? ..................................................... 63VMware Server Serial: The Way to Protect the Download .................. 65How to Work Perfectly with the VMware Tools .................................. 67A Free OS Software Known as CentOS VMware.................................. 69The Feisty Fawn in the VMware Server ................................................ 71What is VMware? ................................................................................. 73VMware Workstation 6.0: The Sixth Generation .................................75Features of the VMware Workstation 6 ................................................77The VMware Works with Fedora 7 ...................................................... 79Tips for Installing VMware Server........................................................81Purchase of the VMware 6 ................................................................... 83All about VMware Server ..................................................................... 85The VMware Workstation Version 6.0 & its Unmatched Features ..... 87The Benefits of Using Debian VMware Application ............................ 89Understanding the Basics of Gentoo VMware Virtualization...............91
  6. 6. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 6How to Install VMware: Understanding the Recommended HostRequirements....................................................................................... 93Steps on Setting-up Mac OSX86 VMware on a Virtual Machine .........95How to Uninstall VMware Leftover Registry Entries ...........................97Evaluation & Licensed VM Serial Numbers: Giving Customers theFreedom to Choose .............................................................................. 99High Five for VMware 5...................................................................... 101VMware 5.5: The Power of Virtualization at the Hands of the User ..103Critical VMware 64 bit Extension for Supporting Multiple Platforms.............................................................................................................105VMware Any-Any Patch: Solving Common VMware Software Issues107Where to find the VMware Any-Any Patch ........................................109Simple Solution for VMware Any-Any Update on Linux ....................111VMware At a Glance: Virtual Appliance ............................................. 113Backup Solutions for VMware ............................................................ 115VMware Bridged Networks: Protecting the Entire Network fromSystem Faults.......................................................................................117The Impact of VMware Certification on IT Professionals .................. 119What is a VMware Clone?................................................................... 121An Overview of VMware Cluster Set-Up ............................................123Familiarizing Your Way through a VMware CMD ............................. 125VMware.com: Your One-Stop Site...................................................... 127Basic Need to Know about the VMware Console................................129An Exciting New “Converter” Offering from VMware........................ 131A How-To of VMware Converter ........................................................133Fuss-Free Conversion with VMware Convertor ................................. 135
  7. 7. 7 | VMware 100 Success SecretsVMware ESX 3: The Complete Hypervisor of the Virtual Environment.............................................................................................................137Smart Solutions Only from VMware ESX Server ...............................139Where to Get VMware Exam Samples ................................................ 141Fedora: A New Offering for VMware ..................................................143How to Install VMware for Linux .......................................................145VMware Forum: Source of Information for the VirtualizationCommunity..........................................................................................147Where to Get Your VMware Free........................................................149Basic Information about Fusion Beta for VMware ............................. 151VMware GSX Upgrades: Providing New Fixes & Improving VirtualPerformance........................................................................................153VMware HA: High Availability Can Mean High Performance &Productivity.........................................................................................155Top Requirements for a Better VMware Host .................................... 157Working with VMware Tools: Easy as Pie ..........................................159The Benefit of VMware Images........................................................... 161VMware Infrastructure for your Software Needs ...............................163Management Impact of VMware Infrastructure 3..............................165VMware iSCSI Integration: Driving IT Virtualization to New Levels. 167The VMware License Program: Giving Users the Full Benefit ofVirtualization ......................................................................................169VMware Machine Works Wonders ..................................................... 171VMware Mount: Allowing the Virtualization of the Disk Utility ........ 173How to Reconfigure the VMware NAT ............................................... 175Build a Better Network with VMware Host ........................................ 177
  8. 8. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 83 Modes of VMware Networking ........................................................ 179General Installation Guide for VMware on Ubuntu ........................... 181VMware OS: Enabling Multiple OSs to Run on One Physical Machine.............................................................................................................183VMware P2V: Tools for Cloning the Physical to the Virtual...............185Top VMware Performance Enhancer Tips ......................................... 187VMware Player Download: New Version with Extra Security Settings.............................................................................................................189VMware Server & USB 2.0: Enabling High-Speed Data Transfers in aVirtual Environment........................................................................... 191VMware Server Serial Numbers are Completely Free!.......................193VMware Support: Delivering Beyond Expectations ........................... 195VMware & USB Flash Drives Eliminate the Need for MultipleComputers........................................................................................... 197Several Operating Systems on One VMware Virtual Machine: ThatsMultitasking!.......................................................................................199VMware Virtual Server: A Number of Servers, All for the Price of One.............................................................................................................201VMware & Vista: Working Together in Perfect Harmony................. 203VMware & XP: Boosting the PC’s Versatility..................................... 205VMware (www.VMware.com): Providing a Unique Alternative forOptimizing Business Operations ....................................................... 207
  9. 9. 9 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E S F U T U R E : C A N V M WA R EM A I N TA I N D O M I N A N C E I NV I R T U A L I Z AT I O N S O F T WA R E ? VMwares revenues have reached nearly $1B in less than 10years since its founding. Can the company maintain its dominance ofthe virtualization software market or will Microsoft, open sourceand/or others prove that their glory days are now? Its clear that VMM/Hypervisor is a piece of technology that israpidly becoming a commodity and is potentially an interestingcandidate for being 100% in hardware. Given this, it seems clear that virtualization vendors that will besuccessful long term are those who are VMM/hypervisor agnostic andwho have diverse virtualization technologies. VMware is still in thelead in this regard. They are clearly working to create value above andaround the actual virtualization layer. Long term this is where most ofthe value for all virtualization players will be created. VMware has getsit and has been moving quickly in front of their competitors towardsthis goal.
  10. 10. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 10 Whispers from inside the walls of VMware tell they are going sofar as to consider making ESX server type functionality free or nearlyfree in the not so distant future (think: post-IPO). This is an effectivemeans for beating Microsoft to the punch and they clearly have enoughleverage through other software and support services to pull it off in away that means business. In other words, yes, VMware will continue to dominate for awhile longer. Is it glory days? Yes. Are they over? Probably not for awhile.
  11. 11. 11 | VMware 100 Success SecretsE A S Y S T E P S I N I N S TA L L I N GV M WA R E T O O L S The process of installing VMware tools rely on Windowsversion. The newer Windows versions require more automatedprocedures. For Windows XP guest, the following are the steps tofollow: First, the virtual machine should be powered on. Prepare thevirtual machine in the installing process of VMware tools when guestoperating system has begun. In the File menu, choose Install VMwareTools. The next steps will be done by the virtual machine. If the auto run is enabled in the guest operating system, thedialog box will appear after few seconds. It will ask if the VMware toolsshould be installed. Then click the yes button and the Install ShieldWizard will be launched shortly.
  12. 12. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 12 However, if the auto run is disabled in the operating system,the dialog box will not automatically appear. Run the installer ofVMware tools by clicking the start menu and choose run. In the runcommand bar, type D:setupsetup.exe where drive D: is the initialvirtual CD-ROM. There is no need for actual CD-ROM in order to install theVMware tools. The CD-ROM does not also need to be downloaded or tobe burnt since the software of VMware workstation already containsthe ISO image. The image is similar to the CD-ROM in the guestoperating system and in the windows explorer. All the needed files forinstalling VMware tools in guest operating system are contained in theISO image. After successfully installing VMware tools, the image filedisappears in the CD-ROM drive. For the final step, simply follow on-screen instructions. ForWindows XP guest and Windows 2000, there is no need to rebootbecause the new diver is ready to be used.
  13. 13. 13 | VMware 100 Success SecretsM A C O S X V M WA R E F E A T U R E S &FUNCTIONS VMware is the leader of software industry in terms ofvirtualized servers and desktops. The new VMware product launchedwas Mac OS X VMware fusion. It is the virtual machine software that isrun by Intel processors. Because of fusion, Intel based Macs areallowed to run X86 and X86-64 guest operating system on Windows,Solaris, Linux, and Netware simultaneously with the Mac OS X as hostoperating system with the use of virtualization, dynamic recompilation,and emulation. VMware fusion is supported by the advanced and robustvirtualization technology of VMware Inc. Moreover, the virtualmachines produced with VMware products run with Intel based MacOS X VMware similar to non-Mac OS X virtual machines. The following are the steps in order to install or upgrade theVMware fusion.
  14. 14. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 14 First, there should be no running virtual machine. The VMwarefusion can be downloaded at its website. The user needs to double clickthe VMware-Fusion-e.x.p-<xxxxx>.dmg file where the <xxxxx> is abuild number used in download release. In the finder window, theVMware fusion volume can be browsed. Then, double click VMwarefusion 1.0pkg icon to start on Assistant for installation. The Assistantwill provide the instructions for installing the VMware fusion. The usershould make sure to follow the instructions carefully. And in the finalstep of installation, the Assistant will prompt for the serial number. One of the most valuable features of VMware fusion is that itprovides support and assistance in order to install and run in Mac OSX VMware with ease. For further instructions and uses of VMwarefusion features, Help command is provided.
  15. 15. 15 | VMware 100 Success SecretsB E N E F I C I A L F E AT U R E S O F V M WA R E3 VMware software devices are now very popular among variousenterprises. Both the desktop applications and server applications areslightly gaining more support from the market. Among the widely usedVMware applications is the VMware Infrastructure 3 or morecommonly known as the VMware 3. This application is used forcreating a self-optimizing information technology infrastructure. Asthe developer said, VMware 3 is the most widely deployed virtualinfrastructure suite. This application has a lot of features that candeliver the production-proven availability, efficiency, and vibrancyneeded in order to create a responsive data center. Virtualizes servers, networks, and storage are the primaryfunction of the VMware. This leads to transformation of ITinfrastructure into an automated and always-on computer utility plant.In fact, there are now more than 100,000 companies who were able tocut their cost for IT infrastructure because they can now able tostreamline the management of different IT environments and deliverbetter services to the business enterprise.
  16. 16. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 16 The wide use for this application can now be attributed to itsfeatures. VMware 3 can minimize the total cost of infrastructureownership of the user by increasing the use of hardware while reducingthe hardware requirements. The VMware 3 also helps in lessening therequired datacenter power, rack space, cabling, cooling, network, andstorage components since it can reduce the number of physicalmachines. VMware 3 can also decrease the IT labor cost so the user canonly focus on the IT team’s added and more strategic tasks. There areactually more features that the user can surely find very beneficial fromVMware 3. Anyway, prospect consumers can already evaluate theVMware 3 with the trial version of this application and see if VMware 3is the right software for his business enterprise.
  17. 17. 17 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E E D G E O F H AV I N G V M WA R EWINDOWS The popularity of Microsoft Windows and its spread use isunstoppable. That is why a lot of software developing companies arecreating their software that can run on a Microsoft Windows platform.If not, their software will lose millions of possible consumers. That isthe move done by VMware, Inc. They make their desktop software torun on Microsoft Windows, and it is now known as VMware Windows.Aside from this operating system, VMware also makes availablesoftware versions compatible for the free OS Linux and the AppleComputer’s Mac OS X. When it comes to desktop applications, their compatibility withMicrosoft Windows should never be ignored. It may be true that thereare other operating systems in the planet but it is also undeniable thatmore of computer users are running their computers using theMicrosoft Windows. That may be the reason why VMware made itsfirst product, the VMware Workstation to be compatible with thePersonal Computers. That gives birth to the VMware Windows.
  18. 18. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 18 What make this a better idea is that VMware Windows is notonly contained to one Microsoft Windows platform but it speaks of allthe available Windows operating systems. That even adds moreconvenience for the Microsoft Windows users who may have the oldMicrosoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, orthe new Windows Vista. Of course, all these platforms can only run thecompatible software. A certain application that can be used forWindows XP may not be compatible for the Windows Vista. But theVMware Windows is far different from these software devices. VMwareWindows can be used for different versions of Microsoft Windowsoperating systems.
  19. 19. 19 | VMware 100 Success SecretsI M P O RTA N C E O F I N S TA L L I N GV M WA R E Installing VMware to Windows, Linux, Netware, and FreeBSDoperating systems is easy. The installers are contained at the ISOimage files. Without VMware tools, running the guest operating systemwith VMware is more intricate. Also, mouse synchronization, which isa valuable operation, becomes more painful. The VMware tools are worth a 6-Megabyte application that isinstalled directly to guest operating system. Both the VMware and thehost operating system are no longer needed in the installation process. The fastest way to determine that VMware is not yet installed iswhen the mouse gets caught inside VM when it is clicked on screen. Tounstuck the mouse, press the Alt and Ctrl keys and it will be released. It must be noted however, that installing VMware in the guestoperating system is different for every Linux operating system.Compared to Windows OS, installing VMware to Linux is morecomplicated.
  20. 20. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 20 Installing VMware to the guest operating system is important.The VMware tools help the workstation support the graphicperformances faster. The complete package of VMware also providessupport needed for operations such as sharing folders, dragging anddropping operations. Moreover, installing VMware to Windows guest operatingsystem helps improve the performance and compatibility of videographics. Another important benefit of installing VMware is that iteases up mouse synchronization with host operating system. Thismeans that the mouse does not have to be released from guest in orderto go back to host OS. Installing VMware also helps improve thenetwork performance and compatibility. It also allows copy and pastecommands between host and guest operating systems.
  21. 21. 21 | VMware 100 Success SecretsA D VA N T A G E S W H E N T H E U S E RI N S T A L L S V M WA R E T O O L S The typical tools everyone knows are those used for mechanicalrepair. What these kinds of tools do for machines is also similar to howthe tools of VMware software do. They aid for an easy usage of thesoftware and also permit access to software’s other potentials. Butbefore these VMware tools can make any possible advantage for theuser, they need first to be installed in the computer. Every VMware product application needs a set of tools to allowusing of the full potential of the application. The advantages of thesetools depend on the software since the tools are working for a betterusage of the application.
  22. 22. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 22 If the tools have to be used for the VMware Workstation theywill then benefit the guest computers. Installing VMware tools willimprove the video performance of the various operating systems in thecomputer machine. The user will also have a more synchronizedmouse. The user does not need to release the mouse from the guest tothe host every time he switches operating system. The copy-pastefunction between the host and the guest computer will also beenhanced with the VMware tools. Other VMware software will surely benefit a lot from installingthe VMware tools to his computer. Anyway, installing the differentVMware tools is just easy. These tools are usually included in theinstallation CD. Sometimes, the tools are already installed along withthe installation of the application. But there are also added VMwaretools that can be easily downloaded from VMware site. Afterdownloading, the user just needs to follow the normal procedure ofinstalling the tools.
  23. 23. 23 | VMware 100 Success SecretsS AV V Y T I P S O N U S I N G V M WA R E The VMware tools are virtual machine software devices idealfor business environment. It is used for application and serverconsolidation. Aside from these, there are several benefits in usingVMware tools to improve graphics performance, mousesynchronization, network compatibility and other operations. In simple terms, the VMware helps in running virtual computerinside the regular host computer. And this allows many otheroperations without the need to hose up the real computer. TheVMware image can be reset to its original state any time the userdesires to. There are ways that the VMware can help save in theentrepreneurial bacon. The first step that must be done is to set up thevirtual machine with all the software, bookmarks and custom settingsaccording to the will and need of the user. Then the virtual machineshould be saved into a compact disc or into a flash drive. And lastly, acopy of free VMware player must be saved and kept handy for futureuse.
  24. 24. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 24 For instances when the computer breaks down and the userneeds the VMware to function in order to get back to business, there isa simple solution to this problem. The free VMware player must beinstalled to a new unit. And by copying that virtual machine to thecomputer, the user can readily resume the functions. In using VMware perfectly, the VMware tools must be installedproperly to the guest operating system. The VMware tools make theuse of VMware more efficiently and easier. There is a noticeabledifference between a unit installed with VMware tools and one without.
  25. 25. 25 | VMware 100 Success SecretsF R E E V M WA R E S O F T WA R E W I T HV M WA R E T O R R E N T VMware, Inc. is a known company that develops varioussoftware products ranging from desktop software to complex serversoftware. Though the VMware is in business and profit plays a big roleto their survival, they also offer their products both as commerciallyavailable and as freeware versions. Freeware means that the softwarethey develop can be enjoyed by the user for free. One way of sharingthese VMware freeware applications is through torrents, morecommonly known as VMware torrents. VMware torrents are small files containing only few kilobytes.These torrents have all the information one needs in order to properlydownload the VMware software or file. Included to the torrentinformation are the application’s or file’s name, size, where todownload, how to download it, and other relevant data. VMwaretorrents are recognizable via their file extension .torrent, which anyonecan conveniently get from any websites or special torrent searchengines.
  26. 26. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 26 One can also find VMware torrents comparable to peer-to-peersharing where a person will share his files while others can alsodownload his shared files. However, if a peer-to-peer sharing needsone to sign-up in a certain group, downloading files through torrentsalso need a prerequisite. There should be the torrent client so one candownload the VMware software that he wants to have. A populartorrent client now is the bit torrent but with the popularity of torrentdownload, there now exist a lot of other torrent clients. There are alsofree torrent clients one can easily download and install. Some VMware torrents available for download are the VMwareFusion, VMware Workstation, VMware Appliance, VMware VistaUltimate, VMware Converter, and a lot more other software.
  27. 27. 27 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E C A PA B I L I T I E S O F V M WA R EW O R K S TAT I O N VMware Workstation is the first desktop application created byVMware, Inc. And though it is the debut product of this company, itcan already do a more complex work compared to other simple desktopapplications. The VMware Workstation is called a virtual machinesoftware suite used for both x86 and x86-64 computers. With thisapplication, user can enjoy a multiple operating system running in hissingle physical computer like the Microsoft Windows, BSD variants,Linux, and others. Aside from that, the VMware Workstation offersmore for its users. With the help of other VMware application, theVMware Workstation can transfer the various virtual machinesthroughout a multiple host-machines. It also allows taking of multiplesuccessive snapshots of a specific operating system. Each of thesesnapshots will permit the user to roll back the created virtual machinesunder saved status, at any time he may wish.
  28. 28. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 28 Application like the VMware Workstation is a very useful toolfor persons selling different software devices. He can try his productson different operating systems and test their environment when beingused in a certain platform. He can possibly do that without the need formany computer machines. Aside from allowing multiple virtual machines, the VMwareWorkstation can also reproduce or simulate some hardware. Forexample, this application allows mounting of an ISO file as a CD/DVDROM or as a hard disk. The hardware’s network adapter driver can alsobe configured with this application. The VMware Workstation alsoallows bridging of different hardware devices to existing host networkadapters, which makes them more useful for a more number of usersin a network.
  29. 29. 29 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E U S E S O F H AV I N G O S XV M WA R E Some are just eager to learn the differences between operatingsystems. OS X is among the new software that deserves to be studiedfor flaws or incredible enhancements. And this study will be mucheasier as long as the VMware software is used. The Mac OS X justneeds to belong as one of the virtual machines that will be properlycalled as the OS X VMware. OS X is said to be the Apple’s first complete revision of anoperating system that is said to have focused on modularity so thatfuture changes will be easier to incorporate. This new Apple platformeven has support for UNIX-based applications and for thoseapplications written only for Macintosh computers. Meanwhile, theVMware is a software company known for producing software that willmake users capable of having virtual machines. Through these virtualmachines the user can possibly study the platform differences withoutthe need of an extra computer machine.
  30. 30. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 30 With the software called VMware Workstation, a Mac OS X cannow be installed in a Windows-based PC. VMware Workstation is avirtual machine application that can incorporate different operatingsystem in one computer. These are called the virtual machines.Usually, the purpose of having virtual machines is for studying thedifferences among operating systems or testing the effects of certainsoftware in two or more platforms. That is why an OS X VMware is avery useful tool since Mac OS X is among the commonly usedoperating systems today. Comparing its function with Windows orLinux will surely be possible with the OS X VMware. Further study ofthese operating systems will surely lead to better enhancement anddevelopment of future platforms.
  31. 31. 31 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU B U N T U V M WA R E A S A V I R T U A LMACHINE Ubuntu is an operating system used for desktops, servers, andlaptops. This is also popular with many Linux distributions. What’sgood about Ubuntu is that it provides up-to-date and stable Linuxdistribution for many users. It also focuses on usability and simplicityof installations. The great thing about Ubuntu is, like Linux, it is afreeware that can be shared by millions of users. Maybe, the onlydownside of having Ubuntu is the few compatible software devicesavailable in the market today. Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, andLinux are the most popular operating systems and most softwaredevices are only made compatible with these platforms. But some userscan still use Ubuntu while using other operating systems. What isneeded is just VMware software or more specifically the UbuntuVMware.
  32. 32. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 32 Ubuntu VMware defines a virtual machine running on Ubuntuplatform. It is included in one computer along with other operatingsystems. This was made possible through the VMware software. SomeVMware applications are platform-independent, which means they canbe used regardless of what operating system the user has. The specificVMware software that makes it possible for the Ubuntu to be one of theuser’s virtual machine is the VMware Workstation. This enables usingof more than one operating system in one computer. That means onecan use the Ubuntu while using the Microsoft Windows andMacintosh. To install Ubuntu as one of the virtual machines, the user mustfirst download the ubuntu.iso. After that, he should create a newvirtual machine with workstation or VMware server. Other instructionscan be found in many blog sites and VMware, Inc. website. With this,the user doesn’t have to choose between the various operating systemsand he can more possibly try using the Ubuntu VMware.
  33. 33. 33 | VMware 100 Success SecretsBENEFITS AND RISKS OF USINGV M WA R E B E TA VMware, Inc. is a software developing company that specializesin creating different desktop software and server software. Among themany programs it has produced is the VMware Workstation, a virtualmachine software device. But just like many other software companies,VMware beta applications are being released before the official releaseof the software. One may ask what VMware beta is and what are itsbenefits for both the users and the software developer. The VMware, Inc. does an initial round or in-house testing ofall the products it produces. After this in-house testing, VMware, Inc.releases that program version for free to be tested by the public. But itshould be noted that this is not the official release of that software.That free version is called the beta version or the VMware beta. Somebeta software can be noted with the “b” in their version number.
  34. 34. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 34 Releasing the VMware beta is needed since the softwaredeveloper could not possibly test the VMware software under allpossible circumstances. If the VMware beta is released to the public, itis expected that more users will be able to assess the software andreport possible flaws on the application that were not uncoveredduring the in-house testing. That’s the benefit of VMware beta for thesoftware developer. The user, on the other hand, can also enjoy thefirst and free full version of the application. However, the VMware betausers should expect to run the beta software into bugs since this is notthe final and fully scrutinized version of the software. These bugs canbe as simple as those that may seem not to affect the computer to thosebugs that may cause the computer to crash.
  35. 35. 35 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU N D E R S TA N D I N G V M WA R E C O N F I GFILES VMX file is a primary VMware configuration file in the virtualmachine. Upon creating a new virtual machine, questions aboutoperating system, networking and disk sizes will be prompted. Theuser’s answers to these questions are stored in the VMware config file.VMX VMware config file is like a common text file that can be edited inNotepad. VMware config file is located in every folder of every virtualmachine there is. By looking at the detail, one can analyze the syntax andconstruction of VMX VMware config file.
  36. 36. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 36 The following are some tips that can be noted from the syntaxof the file. The pound sign # is utilized for comments. Hence, thosethat start with the pound sign # can be ignored and considered ascomments. The displayName is used to recognize a virtual machine.The memory can be determined in the MEMSIZE line. One can set thememory to the size that he desires. The virtualHW.version defines theparameters of VMX on what VMware version it will work. When thelines scsi0.present=”TRUE” and ide0.present=”TRUE” appear, this is acall for advance config for the device. VMX file is the VMware config file for the VMware guestoperating system. As the user adds more devices to the system, themore the VMware config file grows. The VMware GUI can be used tocreate virtual guest config. The knowledge of how these VMware configcan be edited or downloaded will save the user a lot of time. A programthat creates a VMX VMware config file will help to avoid typos.
  37. 37. 37 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E T W O W O R L D S O F V M WA R EFUSION VMware Inc. produced virtual machine software for Macintoshcomputers that come with Intel processors known as VMware fusion.Fusion basically fused a clean and sensitive interface that goes with aplatform of virtualization reason why this is trusted by numeroususers. This software is convenient to use as it permits one to easilylaunch his Windows application. He may also switch easily theapplications from Windows and Mac speedily. Through the aid of the advanced virtualization technology, it isnow easy for one to control the entire hardware available on his Macthrough the use of VMware fusion. Using this, performing thefollowing is a cinch: simultaneous running of the operating systemsranging from 32 and 64 bit; using two processors together at the sametime; using USB 2.0 devices and running and choosing 3D games. Tosum it all up, VMware fusion makes it possible to enjoy two worlds—Windows applications on Mac.
  38. 38. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 38 Additionally, this VMware fusion is compatible with the virtualmachines designed by the present versions of VMware Server andWorkstation. This software can also be employed with the free VMwareplayer 2.0 either on Windows or on Linux. Because of its wonderfulfeatures, VMware fusion is currently in tight competition with ParallelDesktop. The latter was first to be released in the market. The prices ofthese two also do not greatly vary. Both cost about a hundred dollarslesser than the VMware’s Windows version. Of course, there arecheaper choices available in the market too. However, these two top inthe market when it comes to features and performance. Hence, eitherof these are not a waste of investment.
  39. 39. 39 | VMware 100 Success SecretsE N J O Y I N G N E W U B U N T U F E AT U R E SWITH U B U N T U 7 . 0 4 V M WA R E Ubuntu 7.04 is among the newly released version of Ubuntuoperating system. It has amazing new features that will surely captivatethe interest of many computer enthusiasts. But this operating systemcan now be easily incorporated in other platform-based computers forthe purpose of testing Ubuntu 7.04. That can be done with the VMwareapplication. Also, the user can create various virtual machines in anUbuntu 7.04 computer with the VMware application. Whatever theuser wants to gain from using Ubuntu 7.04 and VMware application,definitely, he will have the power of Ubuntu 7.04 VMware.
  40. 40. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 40 Experiencing Ubuntu 7.04 VMware will provide opportunity forthe user to experience the new features of this new operating system.Among the many new features in an Ubuntu 7.04 is its Windowsmigration and partitioning tools. With this capability, users can nowmigrate wallpapers, Firefox bookmarks, Internet Explorer favorites,AOL and Yahoo Messenger contacts from a Windows platform toUbuntu 7.04. What’s more amazing is that this capability can be mucheasier and more possible as long as there is the use of the VMwareapplication. As explained, VMware applications, like VMware Server andVMware Workstation, can make it possible for the user to create virtualmachines. With this new Windows migration feature of Ubuntu 7.04, amore harmonious use of Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu 7.04 can beenjoyed. The user can easily transfer the different applications fromthe Microsoft Windows virtual machine to Ubuntu 7.04 virtualmachine as long as there is the Ubuntu 7.04 VMware in the user’scomputer. Not only that, Ubuntu 7.04 features can be used for otherplatforms created as virtual machines in one computer with theVMware software.
  41. 41. 41 | VMware 100 Success SecretsH O W T O E N A B L E A C C E L E R AT E DV M WA R E 3 D 3D gaming and features are now becoming the standard ofvirtual community. That is why many software companies are nowworking hard to turn their old 2D versions to newer 3D versions. Addto this advancement the ability of running more than one platform oroperating system in a single computer at a time. But of course, one 3Dcapability of one operating system may be different from the other.And so, 3D acceleration is now becoming a need. If a user is runningon more than one operating system, it is needed that he enables andaccelerate the VMware 3D.
  42. 42. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 42 One can easily enable a specific virtual machine for anaccelerated VMware 3D. First, of course, the computer system shouldhave the VMware 3D. There should be the VMware software, whichwill enable one computer system to run or shift from one operatingsystem to another. Now that the computer machine has now virtualmachines, the user should select one virtual machine using theWindows 2000 or XP operating system. It is important to disable theDirect3D application on this virtual machine. Next, the user shouldadd the configuration file with the VMX file extension, for the virtualmachine. This will enable the accelerated VMware 3D on the host. Theuser should also make sure that the accelerated VMware 3D in guestcomputers is supported while the accelerated 2D should also beenabled for the guest display. With these simple, short, and easy steps, one can alreadyenable a computer’s accelerated VMware 3D. There are still otherchoices or options for the user in configuring the VMware 3D. Theabove steps are the only necessary way to enable the acceleratedVMware 3D.
  43. 43. 43 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU N D E R S T A N D I N G T H E V M WA R EC L I E N T, S E RV E R A N D M A S T E R There are three separate VMware appliances, namely VMwareClient, VMware Server, and VMware Master. This approach helpreduce downloads and increase usage by users. It requires 10 Mb inorder to download the Master and Client. The VMware Master works as the cache, DHCP server, PXEserver, and the gateway for VMware Client. Through caching, there isreduced number of transfers needed for images. Upon booting VMware Client, the list of virtual machineappliances is presented. The texts given come from PXE server by wayof the VMware Master, which acts as the receiver of informationcoming from VMware Server. After completing the booting operation,the same scheme is presented to the user just like if he boots an imagelocally.
  44. 44. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 44 Considering the server-side run time, to adjoin additionalappliances to the server, disk images should be added into VMwareconfiguration files. After the server has been booted up, certaincommands need to be executed for the new appliances. Upon finishingthe execution, the new appliances become available for consumer. Many times, users are merely interested to demo the appliancesand are not concerned with extracting or downloading huge images.This problem is resolved by the three-tiered system of appliances. Thepartition of the three appliances specifically VMware Master, VMwareServer, and VMware Client is of great help. This is how VMwarefacilitate the use of multiple individual logical servers to be run by onecomputer. The downside of this is in the performance overhead onrunning a VM in place of the native way.
  45. 45. 45 | VMware 100 Success SecretsM E T H O D I C A L U N D E R S TA N D I N G O FV M WA R E E S X VMware ESX is a virtualization server produced by VMwareInc. The fundamental server needs certain persistent storage such as arange of hard drives in order to store support files and virtualizationkernel. A variation of this type of design called ESX Server ESXi iscapable of transferring the server kernel to a dedicated hardware.Nevertheless, both of these types of servers are supported by VirtualInfrastructure. VMware ESX is run by bare metal. Unlike the other VMwareproducts, VMware ESX doesn’t run atop the operating system. Instead,it includes a kernel of its own. In version 3 of ESX, the Linux kernelmust be registered first in order to load varieties of specializedcomponents of virtualization.
  46. 46. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 46 VMware ESX server makes use of the Linux kernel so as tomanage the ESX propriety kernel, which loads some additional code.Because of the difference in the major versions of software, the Linuxportion of ESX server and VMware have changed their dependencies.In addition, VMware ESX server has incorporated the service consolewhich is based on Linux 2.4 kernel. This is utilized to boot VMwareESX virtualization layer. On the ESX host, Linux kernel is run beforethe other software. In the traditional scheme, the given operating system can run asingle kernel. Moreover, VMware ESX contains both the vmkernel andthe Linux 2.4 kernel. This has confused the ESX to have the Linuxbase. Finally, VMware ESX can be differentiated from the othervirtualization products because it supports the propriety cluster filecalled VMFS. This allows several hosts to access same SAN LUNSconcurrently as the file-level locking offers security to file systemintegrity.
  47. 47. 47 | VMware 100 Success SecretsG U I D E S F O R V M WA R E I N S TA L LS E R V E R 1 . 0 O N U B U N T U 6 . 0 6 LT S Reliable guidelines for the installation process of the freeVMware Server 1.0 on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS are essential. As much aspossible one should not install this system without the properinstallation knowledge. For this reason, the following steps forinstallation are gathered to serve as a guide for one to properly installVMware serve 1.0. This however is not the sole way to install suchsystem. There are still some other ways although this one is suggestedbecause it already gives out a successful result.
  48. 48. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 48 Just before the installation of VMware, one needs to finish firstthe set up of the fundamental of Ubuntu 6.06 system. There is noproblem whether one uses desktop version or Ubuntu server. However,it needs to be taken note that there should be a working root accountbefore doing the installation because the process will run as root. Now,the first thing to install is the required packages by VMware on theUbuntu system. When doing this, the var partition needs be reviewed ifit has enough space because the virtual machine needs a big disk space.After this, one can already download the free VMware server rightfrom the website of this software. To successfully run the VMware, one needs a serial number,which is also for free. The serial number can be acquired through thedownload page. Now, to finally set up the VMware Server, thefollowing packages are needed: VMware Server for Linux; andManagement Interface. Both of these are obtainable on the downloadpage too. Additionally, to produce new virtual machines, client packageof VMware server is needed for either Linux or Windows. To downloadthe software to the server, using the program of Linux command line ishighly suggested.
  49. 49. 49 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU N D E R S TA N D I N G V M WA R E S E R V E RFOR LINUX With virtualization, there are so many things that one shouldunderstand to the least prior to having the VMware server or theoperating system of your choice be downloaded or installed. For one, itshould be clear and understood on how the VMware server actuallyworks and what it needs in order for it to be functionally useful. Or, itwould be best to dig in deeper how and where you can actuallydownload the VMware Server that you want. The VMware server as they always claim is a very powerful andfull of potential application program that one can use for free.However, along with this comes the reality that VMware serverrequires too many resources on your PC. However, this drawback canbe equated with the good things that it can actually bring to you andyour computing life. The wonders that it brings are essentially moretangible compared to what it requires you to have.
  50. 50. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 50 On the other hand, Linux as an operating system, whenvirtually used along with the VMware server, can bring so much easeand comfort to any computer user. In addition to the fact that, bymerely virtualizing this operating system, all features that this OS hasare not compromised and are available for use, Linux is one of themost commendable operating systems. Its large capacity to handle andcontrol the whole computer system is unequalled and unparalleled.When this feature is tapped along with the other operating systemsthru virtualization, it can actually do great things for any user.
  51. 51. 51 | VMware 100 Success SecretsD O E S L I N U X S TA N D A G O O DP O S I T I O N O N V M WA R E ? VMware or Virtual Machine Software is taking a greater leap inthe industry of computers and information technology. The termvirtualization or virtual machine has become a common householdterm to most techie people because of the wondrous comfort that it isable to give computer enthusiasts. Think about virtual machine software as partitioning a wholeobject into several parts without the actual cut on it. Sounds good butnever complicated! A lot of PC users nowadays are venturing into a lot of works ontheir single PC. Most of the time, these enthusiasts are in need of toomany resources all at the same time. Take a look at working on a jobthat requires different operating systems. You may think about howthis could be possible. With virtualization, this is going to be possible.
  52. 52. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 52 Think about virtualization or VMware as allocating yourcomputer resources into several other resources that a PC user wishesto utilize. This is done without the actual partitioning of the drivewhere you can install the other “resources” that you need. The “actualpartitioning” that is done only happens on “virtualization mode”. VMware works with several other OS platforms. The morepopular of which is the Windows platform. However, Linux, anotherrobust operating system, works well with VMware. Not only can youuse both the Linux and Windows together using a virtual machine,apparently you can work on many other OS platforms along with these.Mac OS X is the other OS platform that can be worked on to utilize theVMware technology.
  53. 53. 53 | VMware 100 Success SecretsC A N U B U N T U B E I N S TA L L E D O NYOUR V M WA R E P L AY E R ? The Ubuntu or the Linux OS in a more popular term has beenraising too much questions about the possibility of having it installedand executed on a VMware Player. A lot of PC enthusiasts and ITexperts alike have tried and worked on having this done, andfortunately, all attempts to do it have been made successful. Yes, it is possible to have your Ubuntu installed on yourVMware Player. The Ubuntu may have been tagged as the more complexoperating system but looking for the compatibility of it to a lot ofpotential software and hardware in the market is never complicatedand difficult. In fact, the Ubuntu operating system works so muchbetter with many other software programs or players.
  54. 54. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 54 The VMware player is proven to be working perfectly withUbuntu. As a matter of fact, even when the other OS like Windows XPand Server are having compatibility issues Ubuntu never had aproblem with it. The complications that other users may have experienced withVMware players over the Ubuntu software are treated to be isolatedcases and have not been witnessed to be a problem with the generalusers of the Linux OS. As it is, when complications arise from installingthe Ubuntu on the VMware player, the user must immediately checkwith the VMware player makers before jumping into any otherconclusion that Ubuntu is having problems with VMware players. Orbetter yet, contact the Ubuntu vendor for any possible fix that they canoffer.
  55. 55. 55 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E S E R V E R D O W N L O A D :MAKING YOUR COMPUTER WORLDEASIER Have you ever been caught unaware about working on one filethat is easily made in a flash using a Windows version of an operatingsystem and that you find it difficult to do on another type of anoperating system? Well, you do not need to worry about it. The goodnews is that, the VMware or the Virtual Machine Server applicationthat is easily downloadable via the net is just a click away. The VMware Server is an application that allows you to fullymaximize the virtual technology on your personal computer. With therapid invasion of virtualization in the world of computers, you need toaddress it instantaneously. And the answer to that is to have yourself adownloaded VMware Server application. Although the VMware Server has compatibility issues, the goodthing about this is that there are just so many varieties that you canchoose from and download. These choices will allow you then tosimilarly enjoy just the same what virtualization can actually offer.
  56. 56. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 56 What is more is that, every variety has a different set of goodfeatures that it can offer to the user. All you need to do is practicallydetermine what fits your needs the most. The VMware Server is a free download that you can have. MostVMware manufacturers offer these application programs for free andthere are some that are premium. The premium services may containadd-ons compared to the non-premium but just the same, any freedownloads that you get give you the most features that you need.
  57. 57. 57 | VMware 100 Success SecretsW O R K I N G O N T H E V M WA R E S E R V E RV I S TA One of the few drawbacks that a lot of computer wizards haveto say about VMware is the issue about compatibility. Although youcan practically virtualize your computer machine at any time, the needfor the application software to make the whole process of virtualizationmakes it a little complex. Take a look at how the Vista operating system works well withthe VMware Server. The family of Windows operating system did notrecord any problem or issue of compatibility with Virtual MachineServers – to date. As a matter of fact, the recorded most compatibleoperating systems to work with the VMware is the Windows platform.In such cases, the Windows Vista operating system then perfectlyworks with the VMware Servers.
  58. 58. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 58 Just a tidbit of information about VMware -- a VMware serverworks perfectly fine with Intel machines and that it works well withany operating system platform. Another thing, Vista operating systemas we all know consumes a lot of PC memory space due to its massivegraphic interface. Just like Vista, the VMware server does eat too muchmemory space, too. Although you can potentially limit and control theamount of RAM that will be allotted to using the VMware server,however, the minimum requirement to have it properly downloadedand installed is still significantly higher. With these drawbacks, the VMware Server that you will use foryour Vista operating system will require too many resources from yourend. As such, you should prepare your PC resource very well shouldyou plan to actuate virtualization on your PC with Windows Vistaaltogether.
  59. 59. 59 | VMware 100 Success SecretsW H AT I S V M WA R E I P O ? With the sudden outburst of virtual machines in the computingindustry, the makers of VMware, specifically the VMwareIncorporated, have thought about the IPO or the Initial Public Offeringthat they will have to do – thinking one good marketing strategy! The public offering of the VMware is a critical component thatthe manufacturers need to deal with. After virtual machine has gainedtremendous acceptance from the consuming public, the need to sustainit on its initial public offering should be made clearly and specifically.A clear and strong plan to forego with the VMware IPO shall allow themakers of Virtual Machine Software to create a well-establishedenvironment not only to its workforce but more specifically to itsexternal environment. Particularly, this move shall create a positiveimage in the eye of the potential clients and buyers. The Initial Public Offering of VMware which constitutedroughly about $30 per share created a positive impact on its marketmapping made in the year 2007. This business action allowed forVMware to create a strong name in the business industry and madeVMware a more credible, competitive, and established business entity.
  60. 60. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 60 Now, as it embarks onto a new and promising Initial PublicOffering or IPO for the year 2008, more and more tremendoushappenings are expected to come in as far as the VMware is concerned.It is forecasted to happen that there is not only going to be greaterrevenue to be earned, but to make the Virtual Machine industry a longlasting and strongly competitive industry in the arena of businessworld.
  61. 61. 61 | VMware 100 Success SecretsA S S E S S I N G T H E R I G H T V M WA R EP L AY E R Prior to fully utilizing the extra ordinary features of theVirtualization technology one must be able to realize the need for aVMware Player as a necessity to attain the functionalities of theVMware. A VMware Player is a peripheral that you need to use in orderto run and execute multiple operating systems at once on a computer.More to that, with the use of the VMware Player, you can be able toutilize a virtual machine manufactured, designed, and created theleading virtual machines provider like the Virtual MachineWorkstations, the Virtual Machine Software Server or the more famousMicrosoft Virtual Machines.
  62. 62. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 62 When choosing and assessing the right Virtual Machinesoftware player, you have to make sure that the actual need to partitionand “chop” the peripherals of the PC just so you can utilize the VMtechnology will no longer be necessary. Another great factor that youneed to remember in assessing the right kind of VMware Player is thefact that it should be free of charge and will not require you to shell outany payment identification information from you. The VMware Playershould be free to download and install on your personal computingdevice. There may be other VMware Players that are being charged butapparently, majority of the VMware that are available in the market arenot of any charge. Lastly, your VMware player should be able to allowfor you to test and assess and eventually share the software via thevirtual machine. Ultimately, this is the right trait of a VMware Playerthat you need to look into.
  63. 63. 63 | VMware 100 Success SecretsW H AT I S A V M WA R E S E R V E RCONSOLE? Many computer enthusiasts and majority of computer whizhave the same behavioral pattern of installing more than one operatingsystem on their PC. This has more likelihood when the operatingsystem that is installed on there is PC is the Ubuntu or the Linux.Linux is a very powerful operating system however; there are just somethings that are not realistically possible to be made with Linux and thatis made possible with Windows. So, if these and all are possible, what then prevents otherpeople from having it done? What sort of difficulties are they bound toface? Are there sort of limitations to it?
  64. 64. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 64 In order for one to get the whole concept of having multipleinstallations of operating systems, one needs to have a VMware ServerConsole. A VMware server console is necessary to make the variousfamilies of operating systems such as Linux family and the Windowsgenerations, the clan of Solaris and practically the whole NovellNetware. What is good with VMware Server Console is that it allowsfor the 32 and 64 bit versions to easily work with the environment. The VMware Server Console is a very powerful application thatit allows for VMware player and Virtual boxes to work with it. Apartfrom the idea that the latter are essential to successfully run andexecute multiple operating systems, the VMware Console Server makesit easier for the installation process to progress. A lot of people are not aware about the existence of thisapplication. But having knowledge about this can really make yourwhole computing life very easy and bearable.
  65. 65. 65 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E S E R V E R S E R I A L : T H EWAY T O P R O T E C T T H E D O W N L O A D If you have not noticed it, every time that you are downloadingand installing new application software on your computer, the need fora serial number to be entered is a pre-requisite. The key serial number,usually a combination of alpha numeric, is a way of the manufacturerto protect and seal the download and installation process. There areserial numbers that are universal – meaning, one key is applied to allpotential download and installation – and there are others which aredynamic by nature.
  66. 66. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 66 Usually, every attempt to download and install the VirtualMachine software gives you automatically the serial key numbers.More often, the serial numbers are at the last part of the “What youneed to know” section. At times, before you can get the serial number,you will need to undergo the registration process. This is the commonmisconception that people who download software for free – theythink that because it is free no registration is needed. The VMwareServer requires that you register first. After having completed theregistration process, it is then that you can get your serial number. Thisis one way of protecting the manufacturer’s intention. Just a witty note for those who wish to download the VMwareServer application, you can actually save the serial key number andhave it saved for future use because there are downloads that requirethe same serial number from previous downloads. This move actuallysaves you time from registering at anytime you want to download thesame application program.
  67. 67. 67 | VMware 100 Success SecretsH O W T O W O R K P E R F E C T LY W I T HTHE V M WA R E T O O L S When you are engaged into learning Virtualization or theVirtual Machine Software, you will have to ready yourself with how youcan perfectly work with the VMware tools. Working effectively with theVMware tools can generally create far better results. These VMware tools are a bunch of add-ons and utilities thatare used to help enhance the graphics side o the various operatingsystems that are being utilized on a single PC. At a certain point, theVMware tools also allow for both the main (host) system and the guestsystems to fuse themselves together giving in a more powerful andstronger feature such as synching in the PC or OS clock, or a better andimproved plug and play thing.
  68. 68. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 68 VMware Tools come in different boxes. There are VMware toolsthat are specifically designed for Windows platform and there are toolswhich are working perfectly for Linux. Whichever you think worksperfectly fine, the need to have a different tool based on platform isessentially useful. When these VMware tools are properly installed on the PC,there is an attained better graphics performance and a lot faster dragand drop movement. This is because the VMware tools were designedto perfectly enhance the PC resources to a far better performance. One of the few tips that you may find very useful is tounderstand the effective way to deal with the VMware installer files.Usually, these installer files are built onto the VMware installer asimage files or graphical icons for easy recognition.
  69. 69. 69 | VMware 100 Success SecretsA F R E E O S S O F T WA R E K N O W N A SC E N T O S V M WA R E Most VMware software products runs using Linux or Windowshost system. If you do not have any of these operating systems, you canmake use of VMware image or virtual appliance. One of the virtualmachine software developed is the CentOS VMware. CentOS is freesoftware available on Linux distribution wherein the source code canbe freely modified, used and redistributed by anyone. The sources areprovided by a well know North American Enterprise Linux Vendor. CentOS was based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Inas much as the RHEL source code was only open for Linux subscribers,CentOS developers use the RHEL source code to develop a finalproduct very similar to RHEL The CentOS conforms with theupstream vendors redistribution policy and strives to be 100% binarycompatible with upstream product. The name CentOS stands forCommunity ENTerprise Operating System.
  70. 70. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 70 CentOS supports architectures such as i386 (Intel x86architecture 32-bit). x86-64 (AMDs AMD64 and Intels EM64T, 64-bit), IA-64 (Intel Itanium architecture, 64-bit), PowerPC/32 (AppleMacintosh and PowerMac running the G3 or G4 PowerPC processor)("beta" support) and IBM Mainframe (eServer zSeries and S/390) CentOS VMware is developed by team of core developers whichgets its supports from active user community composed of systemadministrators, network administrators, enterprise users, managers,core Linux contributors and Linux enthusiasts from around the world. It is available free for download over the internet for public use,however it is not maintained or supported by Red Hat.
  71. 71. 71 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E F E I S T Y FAW N I N T H E V M WA R ESERVER The Feisty Fawn is the Canonical’s 6th release of Ubuntu Linux.It is also called as Ubuntu 7.04. The Feisty Fawn was released on April19, 2007. It is one of the most popular open source Linux basedoperating system. It is software that is community developed, regularlyupdated and offered free to the public for use. VMware allows companies to work with multiple operatingsystems on a single host. Some companies opt for low levelapplications to enable them to work on this kind of environment. Thesoftware is user friendly and guides users on how installation should bedone. The Feisty Fawn can be installed in the VMware server. Thefollowing are steps and things to remember during installation: 1. Start the VMware Server and locate from the homemenu, New Virtual Machine. Follow instructions to install a CD ofFeisty Fawn Ubuntu Linux 7.04. The CD should not auto-launcheswithin Windows, if it does, cancel it and do not install, as this will eraseyour physical disk.
  72. 72. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 72 2. Allocate enough disk space for the Feisty Fawninstallation partitions 3. When Ubuntu talks of drive formatting and erasinginformation, disregard such talks as they refer to space allocationwithin the VMware virtual machine environment and you need not bescared. 4. The installation takes some time to complete. So bepatient. 5. Make choices for screen-resolution, networking andRAM usage. 6. Upon completion, the Feisty Fawn Ubuntu will restartthe computer and you would have a nice working installation of FeistyFawn Ubuntu Linux within your Windows. With the Feisty Fawn on a VMware Server, companies can savemoney on buying operating systems and still run multiple virtualmachines.
  73. 73. 73 | VMware 100 Success SecretsW H AT I S V M WA R E ? VMware is a software developed by VMware, Inc. a companythat markets virtualization software and which are compatible for x86computers. VMware headquarters is located in Palo Alto, California,United States. It has additional offices located in Palo Alto and SanFrancisco, California; Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, UK;Aarhus, Denmark; Sofia, Bulgaria; Beijing, China; Bangalore and Pune,India, and in Cork, Ireland. The name VMware was derived from theacronym "VM", meaning "virtual machine", and ware from second partof the word "Software”. The desktop software is compatible for computers running onMicrosoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating system. TheVMware is a software that installed in one computer and allows theduplication of the program execution to multiple computers. Itprovides all other computers connected to the main computer acomplete system platform that supports execution of the completeoperating system. This software allows each computer to behave as ifthey are running on its own operating system having its own set ofprograms and hardware resources.
  74. 74. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 74 The VMware, Inc develops software products as such VMwareWorkstation, VMware Server, VMware Converter, VMware CapacityPlanner and VMware ACE. With the use of VMware, computingactivities are free from physical and geographical limitations. It alsominimizes the cost of companies in terms of energy savings and lowercapital expenses as hardware resources are use efficiently. The VMwarealso addresses better desktop management, increased security, andimproved disaster recovery processes as virtual infrastructure is built. VMware is the software that many companies should have. Itmakes all your computers work in just one operating system. It isworth saving the time, money and effort.
  75. 75. 75 | VMware 100 Success SecretsV M WA R E W O R K S TAT I O N 6 . 0 : T H ES I X T H G E N E R AT I O N The VMware Inc, the developer of VMware software introducedits most advanced VMware Workstation 6.0 in 2007. It is VMware’ssixth generation of desktop virtualization software product. The VMware Workstation 6 supports Windows, Linux,NetWare, Solaris x86 and FreeBSD operating systems. It featuresincludes full 64-bit support, industry-first support for up to 10 networkinterface cards and experimental support for two-way Virtual SMP Thefollowing are some of its new features: 1. It supports Windows Vista 2. It supports multiple monitor or display. Users are ableto specify as to how many monitors a VM can detect regardless of thenumber of monitors attached to the host. 3. It supports high speed USB 2.0 devices such as AppleiPods and fast storage devices.
  76. 76. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 76 4. It has ACE authoring capabilities. The ACE is a securitypack that allows users to securely transport virtual machines onportable media devices such as USB memory sticks. 5. It has integrated Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) functionalitywhere users can create virtual machines by cloning a physicalcomputer 6. It has an Integrated virtual debugger 7. It has a background virtual machine execution. Thesystem provides a tray icon as to how many virtual machines arerunning even as you exit the Workstation 8. It has automation APIs where users write scripts andprograms that will automate and make it quick for virtual machinetesting support for VIX API 2.0. The VMware Workstation 6.0 allows users to maximize thebenefit of virtualization on their desktop VMware Workstation can beelectronically downloaded or purchased on its package retail version. Itis considered to be the most advanced desktop virtualization productfor industry-standard PCs.
  77. 77. 77 | VMware 100 Success SecretsF E A T U R E S O F T H E V M WA R EW O R K S TAT I O N 6 One of the VMware software products that VMware, Inc.develops is the VMware Workstation 6. The VMware Workstation 6makes one physical computer machine to run multiple operatingsystems at same time. The VMware Workstation 6 makes it easy forusers to create and run multiple virtual machines . VMwareWorkstation is compatible with Windows, Linux and other hostoperating systems Some of the features of the VMware Workstation 6 are: 1. It uses multiple operating systems on same PC. Usersare able to switch between operating systems, share files betweenvirtual machines and access on all peripheral devices. 2. It takes Snapshots & Videos of Virtual Machines. TheVMware Workstation provides a display thumbnails snapshots of whatyou have work on, on a single screen. This makes it easy in trackingand reverting to return to your work at any time.
  78. 78. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 78 3. It runs an Entire Multi-tier System on a Single HostComputer. Allows you to create teams, considered as virtual networkenvironments consisting of a client, server and database virtualmachines. This enables administrator to identify what virtual machinesneeds to be turned in or off, suspend or resume utilization based onteam designations. 4. It allows you to make copies of your virtual machinesfrom a single installation and configuration process. 5. It has the ability to create and deploy secure virtualmachines allowing users to take their desktops with them. The VMware Workstation 6 is more about managing multiplevirtual machines, each having its own processor, memory, networkconnections and peripheral ports with a single host computer workingon it.
  79. 79. 79 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E V M WA R E W O R K S W I T HFEDORA 7 Fedora 7 is a free operating system developed by Fedora Projectthat produces Fedora Linux distribution. Fedora is a Red Hat PackageManager whose main objective is to provide a rapid progress of Freeand Open Source software. Fedora 7 OS can run the VMware Server. The latest version of Fedora OS is the Fedora 7 with acodenamed Moonshine. Fedora 7 was released on May 31, 2007. Thereis a big difference of Fedora 7 from Fedora 6. The Fedora 7 has mergedthe Red Hat “Core” and Community “Extra” repositories and new buildsystem was designed to manage those packages. Thus, there is only onerepository of open source tools, and the assembly depends on whateverthe Fedora community spins desire. The Fedora 7 is available on three official spins. The spins arevariations of Fedora built from specific set of software packages. Eachof the spin is a combination of software that is design to meet thespecific kind of end user. The spin choices are:
  80. 80. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 80 • Live CDs for GNOME and KDE desktop environment.This can be installed to a hard disk and the spins are for desktop userswho choose to do a single disk installation and share the Fedora withfriends, family, and event attendees. • A regular image designed desktops, workstations, andserver users. This spin is to provide a good upgrade path and similarenvironment for users who have previous releases of Fedora. • A set of DVD images which includes all softwareavailable in the Fedora repository. This spin is designed for users whohave no broadband Internet access and choose to have the softwareavailable on disc. Pick your choice and spin the Fedora 7. Make your VMwareServer work under Fedora 7 OS.
  81. 81. 81 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT I P S F O R I N S T A L L I N G V M WA R ESERVER The VMware Server is the entry-level server virtualizationsoftware created by VMware, Inc. The VMware Server runs on Linux orWindows host system. You will have to uninstall the VMware productssuch as VMware Workstation, VMware GSX Server, VMware Player, orVMware ACE before you can install a VMware Server. To download thesoftware is to go to http://www.VMware.com/download/server/. Youwill be asked for your email address in order to receive the serialnumbers from VMware. You will be asked to select the host system thatyou are operating. There is a serial number assign for Windows hostsand another number for Linux hosts. Prior to installing your VMware Server there are several thingsthat you need to make sure that you have: 1. The server and host operating system must meet the systems requirement for running the VMware Server
  82. 82. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 82 2. The remote management client and operating system must meet the systems requirement for running the VMware Server remote management software. 3. The VMware installation software you downloaded is in your files 4. The VMware serial number that was sent to your email address 5. The CDs or disks installer for your guest operating systems The installation of VMware Server software includes VMwareManagement Interface, the VmCOM API, the VmPerl API, theProgramming API, and the VMware Server Console. Use the serialnumber provided to you during the installation of the VMware ServerConsole. The software will allow you to create your virtual machine foryour guest operating system using the New Virtual Machine Wizard. Install a VMware Server free and start running throughmultiple instances.
  83. 83. 83 | VMware 100 Success SecretsP U R C H A S E O F T H E V M WA R E 6 If you would like to save your money in purchasing operatingsystems for each of your computers at work, the VMware Workstation6 is the solution. The VMware Workstation 6 allows you to give moreflexibility with your desktop or laptop computers. It reduces thehardware cost by 50% or more as your machines are running multipleoperating systems on a single PC. VMware automates and streamlineswork thus saving time and improving company’s productivity. The VMware Workstation is helpful to IT professionals,software developers and testers, and those from the technical sales andtraining professionals. Some of the key benefits of the VMwareWorkstation are as follows: 1. IT professionals – The creation and test of multiplecomputing environments as virtual machines on a single PC makes thejob of IT Professionals easy. The VMware reduces the cost of the PCequipment by 50%-60%. It facilitates the software migration andupdates, and accelerates resolution of Help Desk tickets.
  84. 84. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 84 2. Software Developers & Testers – It allows them to acceleratetime to market as they eliminate time consuming set up tasks, enhancequality assurance and automate repetitive tasks. 3. Technical Sales & Training Professionals – It makes complexmulti-tier applications easy to work out. VMware Workstation reducesthe cost and complexity of software demos. It allows instructors tohave their students work on a sandbox environment whereexperiments can be done safely. The VMware Workstation 6 can be electronically downloadedor purchased on its retail packaged version. It is available in Japaneseor English language and hosts Windows or Linux. The cost of theelectronic download is quite lower than the packaged version as thelatter includes VMware Workstation on CD, printed manual and web-based support for the first 30 days after shipment.
  85. 85. 85 | VMware 100 Success SecretsA L L A B O U T V M WA R E S E R V E R Another VMware software product developed by VMware, Inc.is the VMware Server. The VMware Server was formerly known as GSXServer. The VMware Server was released in 2006 and was acontinuation of the retired GSX Server. VMware Server has the capabilities of creating, editing andplaying virtual machines. It uses a client-server model, which allowsremote access to virtual machines, using some graphical performanceand 3D support. VMware Server can also run virtual machines createdby Microsoft Virtual PC other than VMware created virtual machines. The VMware Server is a free virtualization product for thosewith Windows and Linux servers that have enterprise-class supportand VirtualCenter management. Thousands of customers for morethan 6 six years have proven the success of this virtualizationtechnology. The following are some of the benefits of the VMwareServer :
  86. 86. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 86 • It streamlines the software development and testing. Itallows developers to create multiple environments with differentoperating systems on the same server. • It simplifies the IT test of patches, new applications andoperating systems. It allows systems administrators to test virtualmachines in a secured environment and enables them to roll back to aclean state by leveraging snapshots. • It simplifies server provisioning. A virtual machine isbuild once and deployment done in multiple times. • It evaluates software in a ready-to-run virtual machineswithout the need for installation and configuration. The VMware Server is free and can be downloadedelectronically. It is an easy to use server virtualization product.
  87. 87. 87 | VMware 100 Success SecretsT H E V M WA R E W O R K S TAT I O NV E R S I O N 6 . 0 & I T S U N M AT C H E DF E AT U R E S The VMware Workstation 6.0 is one of the software developedby VMware, Inc. and is considered as the most advanced virtualizationfor desktop and laptop computers. The VMware Workstation 6.0 is thenew release version has made the VMware, Inc. The VMware workstation is essential for companies who workwith multiple operating systems or computing environments. Peoplewho are IT engineers/system administrators/software developers andQA engineers, call center/help desk/tech support engineers, computer-based educators/trainers and their students, salespeople and salesengineers who run software demos. Users who need to run Linux onWindows (or vice-versa) and users of modern operating system such asWindows Vista find VMware Workstation useful. The VMware Workstation allows virtual machines to run justlike a full PC with its own CPU, memory, disks, I/O devices, etc.
  88. 88. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 88 The Workstation 6.0 runs with Microsoft Office, AdobePhotoshop, Apache Web Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, Kerneldebuggers, Firewalls and VPN software. The VMware Workstation 6.0has unmatched set of value-added features that enhances theproductivity of technical professionals and organizations. Thesefeatures include: 1. It has support for Windows Vista both for guest and host operating systems; 2. It has multiple monitor display that spans the virtual machine display across a second monitor; 3. It has support for USB 2.0 devices which includes high-speed storage and iPods; 4. It has a VMware Converter that makes it easy for users to create new virtual machine from a physical disk; 5. It has the ability to access remotely the console of a virtual machines from a VNC client; 6. It has the ability of running virtual machines in the background without the Workstation UI; 7. It has integration with leading IDEs, (Visual Studio and Eclipse); and 8. It has state record/replay capabilities.
  89. 89. 89 | VMware 100 Success SecretsTHE BENEFITS OF USING DEBIANV M WA R E A P P L I C AT I O N Debian is a freeware open source operating system that runs ona Linux kernel developed along the principles of the GNU project. Auser can install this in a workstation using Windows operating systemwithout necessarily altering the partition and the boot system sequenceof the host machine. This can be made possible through the DebianVMware virtual appliance installation on the host operating system.This means the Debian VMware virtual appliance will run as one of thewindow of the host operating system. It can give users full functionalityof the Linux distribution while at the same time maintaining theoriginal OS installation of the host machine. This virtualization of twoworkstations in a single host can fully optimize the performance of thedesktop system.
  90. 90. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 90 Installing the Debian Etch VMware application is also easy. It’smuch like installing a stand along application the current operatingsystem. A user can download either a full gnome or a minimal gnomedesktop Debian VMware. These applications are freeware and readilyavailable on the Internet. Because of its big file size, it would be fasterto download it through Bit Torrent. It comes in a zip file or compressedformat. After unzipping the files, it can now be installed as a virtualappliance on the host Windows operating system by following theinstruction dialog boxes. The Debian VMware virtual appliance is a very usefulapplication that can enable Windows users to switch betweenoperating system. This maximizes the capabilities of the workstationbecause it can now run different programs written for differentplatforms. This is ideal for enterprise as well as home use.
  91. 91. 91 | VMware 100 Success SecretsU N D E R S TA N D I N G T H E B A S I C S O FG E N T O O V M WA R E V I R T U A L I Z A T I O N Gentoo Linux operating system is a lightweight, easy to use,highly modular distribution application designed to provide highoptimization for desktop performance. It primarily focuses itsoperation on the distribution of the OS from the source code. The development of Gentoo fast-tracked this distribution andthe system attained a reputation for high-speed performance. For non-Linux users, installing the Gentoo system could be a daunting taskespecially if the workstation operates on the Windows platform.Fortunately, the virtualization capability of the VMware system willallow users and system administrators to view and experiment with theGentoo distribution without changing their current operating system.
  92. 92. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 92 Through Gentoo VMware deployment, the Linux distributioncould be installed as a guest appliance on the host machine. Thismeans VMware will create a virtual workstation for the Gentoo OS andit can run as a single window of the current Windows platform. In thisway, the Gentoo distribution can be tested and used fully even withoutpartitioning and altering the system configuration of the presentworkstation set-up. To set-up the Gentoo operating system, users need to preparefirst the virtual machine. This means the VMware virtualizationprogram needs to be uploaded first on the current desktopenvironment. After setting up the virtual machine, the guest operatingsystem can be installed on it. Installing the Gentoo Linux on the virtual machine would beeasier especially if the Gentoo Handbook is available. All theinstallation and customization instructions can be found in it. When allthings are settled, the current workstation can now function as a dualworkstation with a host OS and a guest virtual machine with separateOS.
  93. 93. 93 | VMware 100 Success SecretsH O W T O I N S TA L L V M WA R E :U N D E R S TA N D I N G T H ERECOMMENDED HOSTREQUIREMENTS Many information articles can be found detailing the step-by-step process on how to install VMware. In fact, detailed guides can befound on each site that offers a free download of VMware. It is besthowever to know first the recommended system requirementsespecially when installing a guest VMware server on a host machine. First, make sure that the host machine is an Intel. That’sbecause VMware server will only run on Intel-based host. It is alsoideal to have Linux as the operating system of the host but the VMwareserver will still run on Windows XP.
  94. 94. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 94 Second, VMware server requires lots of memory power. Thehost machine will significantly slow down if it only has less than 512MB of physical memory. The ideal RAM of the host machine should beat least 1 GB. This will allow the user to install 1 to 2 servers on thehost. Upon set-up, users can tweak the memory allocation for eachserver that will be installed. Ideally, the virtual VMware server shouldhave at least 256 MB RAM allocation to run smoothly. Third, disk space and CPU utilization will also be taxed by theadditional guest server. The host and the guest servers will naturallyuse the resources of a single machine. So it would be best to considerthis fact before installing additional guest VMware server. The harddrive requirement could be maxed out especially if the guest serverswill be used for commercial or enterprise related purposes.
  95. 95. 95 | VMware 100 Success SecretsSTEPS ON SETTING-UP MAC OSX86V M WA R E O N A V I R T U A L M A C H I N E Installation of Mac OSX86 VMware will allow a workstation torun two operating systems. This is especially useful for workstationsthat are running on Windows platform. The addition of the Mac OS ona virtual VMware guest machine would create additional opportunitiesand superior flexibility for the Host machine. To install a Mac OS X on a PC Windows, one needs to downloadfirst a copy of the VMware program. This is available as a freeware onthe VMware website. There are also lots of websites that offer freedownloads of VMware complete with installation instructions andserial numbers. Once the download is complete, the VMware can be installed toset-up a virtual machine on the PC workstation. Installation of theVMware virtual guest machine is as just like setting up a newapplication for the PC. The user will be prompted by a wizard so itwould be a matter of just clicking buttons until the installation can becompleted.
  96. 96. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 96 After installation of the VMware virtual machine, it can now beconfigured manually to allow users to allocate the physical memory ofthe host. Each guest appliance will need 256 MB of RAM in order for itto run optimally. It can be set to 128 MB per virtual machine but therewould be a significant slow down when another OS is loaded on it. The next step would involve installation of the Mac OS X on thevirtual machine. Mac OSX86 can be purchased online. There are freedownloadable versions of it but there could be an issue that may arisefrom these free OSX86 downloads. So, upon securing a copy of the MacOS, it can now be loaded on the VMware virtual machine as a separateoperating system using the resources of the host PC.
  97. 97. 97 | VMware 100 Success SecretsH O W T O U N I N S TA L L V M WA R ELEFTOVER REGISTRY ENTRIES VMware users may need to uninstall the program for severalreasons. Sometimes however, uninstalling it could run in someproblems especially if it was loaded on a Windows Vista platform.Regular un-installation should pose no issues but problems usuallyoccur when a VMware virtual machine installation was interrupted andthe system crashed thus leaving incomplete registry files on the host.Users will not be able to install another version of VMware because itwill conflict with the previous registry that will be detected by thesystem. Because the user will not be able to clear the registry entry onthe add / remove program functionality of the PC, it would be best toperform the uninstall on the dos window of the PC. The general stepsshould follow this sequence:
  98. 98. VMware 100 Success Secrets | 98 First, when an installation error was detected by the system onthe new VMware version, users should reboot their PC. After reboot,the Dos window should be opened and perform a query on thecommand line. One should type C:temp>VMware-workstation-(version of the VMware).exe /?. The succeeding line will provide anoption for the user to clear the previous VMware installation where the/? in the command line should be replaced by a /c for a command thatinstructs clearing the previous registry information of the VMwareapplication. After hitting the enter command, the previous installation ofVMware will be automatically purged from the host operating systemand the new installation can now be uploaded to the host system.Reboot the PC after the uninstall procedure and load the new VMwareversion to install it on the machine.

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