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Reset ESXI License

1) restart

2) rm -r /etc/vmware/license.cfg

3) cp /etc/vmware/.#license.cfg /etc/vmware/license.cfg

4) /etc/init.d/vpxa restart

5) restart


Force Shutdown ESXi Guest

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion tools, Share Folders, and Debian Linux

1) Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools.

2) Mount the CD

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

(make sure there aren't any other cd's attached to the VM)

3) Copy the VMware Tools tar file

cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-<xxxx>.tar.gz ~

4) Untar

tar zxpf ~/VMwareTools-<xxxx>.tar.gz

5) Unmount the CD

sudo umount /media/cdrom

6) Install the VMware Tools and reboot

cd vmware-tools-distrib
sudo ./
sudo shutdown -r now

7) Install Open VM Tools

sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools

8) Mount the host share

sudo mkdir /mnt/hgfs
sudo mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /mnt/hgfs

9) Make the host shares mount on boot

sudo nano /etc/fstab

Add the following line:

.host:/    /mnt/hgfs    vmhgfs    defaults,ttl=5,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
sudo shutdown -r now


hypervisor.txt · Last modified: 2016/07/23 08:56 (external edit)