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When gunning 3 virtual machines then best run them from different hard disks. I need to learn about …

December 22nd, 2013

When gunning 3 virtual machines then best run them from different hard disks.
I need to learn about how to set up the new server. The old one is running with windows 2003 and it is good luck that we never had a crash.
So i simulate a Windows 2012 network with 3 clients.
I have 16gb ram, but when they run all on the same disk, then file operations like updates take longer.
doh!

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Create a new shortcut to your vmware.exe and modify the target line under shortcut properties. Append…

December 22nd, 2013

Create a new shortcut to your vmware.exe and modify the target line under shortcut properties.
Append -n which tells vmware to open a new window instead of a new tab. At last add the path to the VM you wish to open.
<path_to_vmware.exe> + <commandline_switch> + <path_to_VM> "C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware Workstationvmware.exe" -n "D:VMsWin7x86.vmx"
Read here for more VMware Command Options
-n Opens a new Workstation window. -t Opens a virtual machine in a new tab in the existing Workstation window. -x Powers on the virtual machine when Workstation starts. This option is equivalent to clicking Power On in the Workstation toolbar. -X Powers on the virtual machine and switches the Workstation window to full screen mode. -q Closes the virtual machine tab when the virtual machine powers off. If no other virtual machine is open, it also exits Workstation. This option is useful when the guest operating system can power off the virtual machine. -s Sets the specified variable to the specified value. You can specify at the command line any variable names and values that are valid in the configuration file. -v Displays the product name, version, and build number.

I’d like to display Virtual Machines (VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 host) as their own windows instead of as tabs in the VMWare Workstation menu, similar to how VMs are handled with VMWare Fustion on the Mac. This question is similar to this one, but I do not want to run the VMs in unity mode.

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