Today we have a new VMware Workstation video. In this tutorial we discuss and demonstrate how to use VMware KVM Mode with VMware Workstation 10.x.
VMware Workstation 10.x allows users to run Workstation in VMware KVM mode. This mode allows you to switch between active virtual machines using hotkeys. Virtual machines can be run in full-screen without launching the Workstation UI and manage their power state via CLI (command line interface). VMware KVM mode can be used as an alternative to run virtual machines only in full screen, allowing switching between them using a configurable hot key.
Note: VMware KVM mode is only available for Windows version of Workstation 10.x. As well, VMware Tools must be installed on the guest operating system.
One of our own, Michael Roy has just published his first book: Getting Started with VMware Fusion, written to help readers to get started running Windows on their Mac the right way.
Michael talks about how to import your physical PC into the virtual world, and provides practical examples of how to keep your new Virtual Machine secure, backed up, and running smoothly.
Going a bit deeper, he teaches you about snapshots explaining their great uses, and also using Linked Clones in VMware Fusion Professional.
Michael Roy started at VMware working on VMware Fusion version 2 in 2009, where he co-led a world-class global support team, giving customers the help they needed to get the most out of VMware Fusion. He currently specializes in Technical Marketing for Hybrid Cloud Services.
A few customers are reporting a problem after installing or upgrading to Fusion 6 -- Fusion crashes right after being launched. They see a screen that looks like this:
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This problem happens when there are Fusion 1.x or Fusion 2.x license keys still present on the Mac.
To resolve this crash -- that is, to start up Fusion properly -- it's necessary to delete the old license files. For the full steps to do this, please refer to: VMware Fusion 6 fails to start (2058900).
As you know by now, VMware released new versions for it's desktop virtualization products: VMware Fusion, and Workstation. To go along with these new versions, we have also created some new Knowledgebase articles and/or updated existing articles. Here is a list of what you need to know.
Apple recently announced the next version of OS X, OS X 10.9 Mavericks. A developer preview is currently available to those enrolled in Apple's Mac developer program, to get an exclusive sneak peek at Apple's latest OS X offering.
To install OS X 10.9 mavericks inside a virtual machine on VMware Fusion, you will need an existing virtual machine running OS X 10.8. The installer app can only be used to upgrade an existing and working installation of OS X 10.8.
After the virtual machine is ready, download the OS X Mavericks developer preview installer app from the Mac Dev Center. After the download finishes, double click the install app to start the installation/upgrade.
Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the upgrade. when prompted, restart the virtual machine. After a reboot and subsequent login, you should be running the latest OS X preview.
Today we have a new video which is specifically geared towards users of our Consumer Desktop products including VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion.
This video tutorial discusses and demonstrates how you can use VMware Workstation virtual machines in VMware Fusion. Fusion and Workstation virtual machines are interchangeable and can be easily moved between the two platforms without the need to use VMware Converter. The virtual disk formats are the same and the virtual machines can be used in either platform.
Ever wondered how to locate your VMware Workstation serial number after the software has been installed on your machine?
We present you with a new video today, geared towards users of our VMware Workstation product.
The serial number is listed in the order confirmation email you receive for your Workstation purchase. Workstation License Keys that have been registered will be listed in your My VMware account. See Knowledge Base article: Viewing license keys in My VMware (2006831) for additional details.
Something you're going to see starting today are a new breed of KB articles, titled "Trending Issues: <topic of interest>". Our plan is to run reports on incoming support traffic and determine which KB articles are used most often. As well, we are interviewing our front-line support engineers and asking what issues they are experiencing the most. The plan is once they are established to update them periodically, depending on the trends we see.
Our first set of articles will be of interest to our users of VMware Fusion.