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The Book of VMware—The Complete Guide to VMware Workstation
Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview
1.1 Who Should Read This Book
1.2 Terms and Conventions
1.3 Book Layout
1.4 VMware Applications
1.4.1 Quality Assurance (QA)
1.4.2 Network Programming and Testing
1.4.3 Operating System Development, Research, and Education
1.4.4 Other VMware Products
Chapter 2: The VMware Virtual Machine
2.1 Processor, Bus, Memory, and Interrupts
2.2 The VMware Devices
2.2.1 IDE Disks and CD−ROM Drives
2.2.2 SCSI Disks
2.2.3 Floppy Drives
2.2.4 Ethernet Interfaces
2.2.5 Serial Ports
2.2.6 Parallel Ports
2.2.7 USB Interface
2.2.8 Graphics
2.2.9 Mouse
2.2.10 Sound Cards
2.3 PC BIOS
2.4 How a PC Boots
Chapter 3: Installing VMware Workstation
3.1 Host System Requirements
3.2 Installing VMware Workstation for Windows
3.2.1 Upgrading from Version 2
3.3 Starting VMware for Windows
3.4 VMware Workstation for Windows Files
3.5 Uninstalling VMware for Windows
3.6 Installing VMware Workstation for Linux
3.7 Configuring VMware Workstation for Linux
3.8 Compiling VMware Kernel Modules
3.9 Starting VMware Workstation for Linux
3.10 VMware Linux Executables
vmware−config.pl
vmware−uninstall.pl
vmware−wizard
vmware−mount.pl, vmware−loop
vmnet−sniffer
3.11 VMware Linux Library Directory
3.12 VMware Workstation for Linux Boot Script
3.13 Additional Files in /etc/vmware and /dev
locations
config
installer.sh
/etc/vmware/vmnet Directories
not_configured
Device Files
3.14 Upgrading VMware Workstation for Linux
Chapter 4: Virtual Machine Configuration and Operation
4.1 Getting Started
4.2 The VMware Configuration Wizard
4.2.1 Stepping Through the VMware Configuration Wizard
4.3 VMware Operation
4.4 Power On
4.5 Toolbar Buttons
4.6 VMware Menu Items
4.6.1 File Menu
4.6.2 Power Menu
4.6.3 Settings Menu
4.6.4 Devices Menu
4.6.5 View Menu
4.6.6 Help Menu
4.7 Input Options
4.8 Suspend/Resume
4.8.1 Performance Notes
4.9 Full−Screen Mode
4.9.1 Windows Host Display Configuration
4.9.2 Linux Host Display Configuration
4.10 Connecting and Disconnecting Devices
4.11 VMware Tools
4.11.1 VMware Tools Properties (Toolbox)
4.12 The Configuration Editor
4.12.1 Windows Configuration Editor
4.12.2 Linux Configuration Editor
4.12.3 Configuration Editor Options
4.12.4 Nonhardware Options
4.13 Host Memory Requirements
4.14 The VMware BIOS
Chapter 5: Windows Guest Systems
5.1 Windows Driver Compatibility in a Guest System
5.2 Windows NT, 2000, and XP
5.2.1Navigating the Control Panels
5.2.2 IDE Devices
5.2.3 SCSI Devices
5.2.4 Floppy Drives
5.2.5 Ethernet Interfaces
5.2.6 Serial Ports
5.2.7 Parallel Ports
5.2.8 Sound Card
5.2.9 USB Controller
5.3 Windows 95, 98, and Me
5.3.1 Installation under VMware
5.3.2 VMware Devices under Windows 95, 98, and Me
5.3.3 IDE Disks
5.3.4 CD−ROM Drives
5.3.5 SCSI Devices
5.3.6 Ethernet Interfaces
5.3.7 Serial Ports
5.3.8 Parallel Ports
5.3.9 Mouse
5.3.10 Sound Card
5.3.11 USB Controller
5.4 VMware Tools for Windows
5.4.2 VMware Tools Properties for Windows
5.4.3 Dual Configurations and Hardware Profiles
5.4.4 Setting Up Your System for Dual Configuration
5.5 Unix/GNU Utilities for Windows
5.6 DOS and Windows 3.1
5.6.1 DOS CPU Idler Utility and APM under Windows 3.1
5.6.2 IDE Disks
5.6.3 CD−ROM Drive
5.6.4 SCSI Devices
5.6.5 Floppy Drives
5.6.6 Ethernet Interfaces
5.6.7 Serial and Parallel Ports
5.6.8 Mouse
5.6.9 Sound Card
5.6.10 USB Devices
Chapter 6: Linux Guest Operating Systems
6.1 Running Linux as a Guest under VMware
6.2 System Requirements
6.3 Installing Linux under VMware
6.4 Running Existing Linux Installations under VMware
6.5 VMware Tools for Linux
6.5.1 Installing VMware Tools
6.5.2 XFree86 Server Configuration
6.5.3 Testing and Customizing the VMware X Server
6.5.4 Additional VMware X Server Information
6.5.5 The VMware Toolbox
6.5.6 The VMware Toolbox and X Startup Files
6.5.7 Other VMware Tools for Linux and Dual Configuration
6.5.8 Using checkvm in X Startup Scripts
6.6 Linux Devices
6.6.1 /dev/hd*: IDE Disks and ATAPI CD−ROM/DVD Drives
6.6.2 /dev/sd*: SCSI Disks
6.6.3 /dev/scd*, /dev/sr*: SCSI CD−ROM Drives
6.6.4 /dev/sg*: Generic SCSI Devices
6.6.5 /dev/ttyS*: Serial Ports
6.6.6 /dev/fd*: Floppy Drives
6.6.7 /dev/lp*, /dev/parport*: Parallel Ports
6.6.8 Ethernet Interfaces
6.6.9 /dev/psaux: PS/2 Mouse
6.6.10 /dev/dsp, /dev/audio: Sound Card
6.6.11 USB Devices
6.7 The Linux Kernel and Device Drivers
6.7.1 Working with Kernel Modules
6.7.2 Linux Device Drivers for VMware Workstation
6.8 Linux System Information
6.9 Booting Linux: LILO
6.9.1 Method 1: New Virtual Disk
6.9.2 Method 2: Fake Floppy Disk
Chapter 7: FreeBSD Guest Systems
7.1 Installing FreeBSD under VMware
7.2 Using an Existing FreeBSD Installation under VMware
7.3 VMware Tools for FreeBSD
7.3.1 The VMware X Server
7.3.2 XFree86 Version 4
7.3.3 The VMware Toolbox
7.3.4 Single and Dual Configuration
7.4 BSD Devices
7.4.1 ATA/IDE Disks
7.4.2 ATAPI CD−ROM Drive
7.4.3 SCSI Devices
7.4.4 Floppy Drives
7.4.5 Ethernet Interfaces
7.4.6 Serial Ports
7.4.7 Parallel Ports
7.4.8 USB Devices
7.4.9 PS/2 Mouse Port
7.4.10 Sound
7.5 Customizing a FreeBSD Kernel for VMware
7.5.1 Help! My New Kernel Didn’t Work!
7.5.2 FreeBSD Kernel Configuration Parameters
7.6 The FreeBSD Boot Manager
7.7 FreeBSD System Statistics
Chapter 8: Other Guest Operating Systems
8.1 CPU Idle and VMware Workstation
8.2 NetBSD and OpenBSD
8.2.1 Installing NetBSD
8.2.2 Installing OpenBSD
8.2.3 NetBSD and OpenBSD Devices
8.2.4 NetBSD Kernels
8.2.5 OpenBSD Kernels
8.4.1 Installing Solaris
8.4.2 Solaris Devices
8.4.3 Booting Solaris
8.4.4 Devices Relevant to VMware Workstation
8.4.5 Graphics Mode under Solaris
8.4.6 Solaris 2.7
8.5 FreeDOS
8.5.1 FreeDOS Devices
8.5.2 FreeDOS Installation Hints
8.6 Oberon
8.6.1 Oberon Installation Hints
Chapter 9: Host and Guest System Network Configuration
9.1 VMware’s Networking Options
9.1.1 Network Basics
9.1.2 IP
9.2 Bridged Networking
9.3 Host−Only Networking
9.3.1 Host−Only IP Configuration (Host Operating System)
9.3.2 Viewing and Changing Your Host−Only Network Settings
9.4 VMware Host−Only and NAT DHCP Server
9.4.1 Creating and Customizing DHCP Configuration Files
9.5 Guest Operating System Networking Configuration
9.5.1 Windows 95, 98, and Me
9.5.2 Windows NT
9.5.3 Windows 2000/XP
9.5.4 Linux
9.5.5 FreeBSD
9.5.6 NetBSD
9.6 Hostname Lookup
9.6.1 Creating a Hosts File
9.7 NAT Networking
9.7.1 Configuring VMware NAT Networks
9.7.2 NAT Configuration for Guest Systems
9.7.3 Other NAT Alternatives (for Advanced Users)
9.8 VMnet Devices
9.8.1 Linux Host
9.8.2 Windows Host
9.9 Custom Networks
9.9.1 Windows 2000/XP Host: Bridged Network
9.9.2 Windows NT Host: Bridged Network
9.9.3 Linux Host: All Network Types
9.9.4Windows Host: Host−Only Network
9.10 Ethernet MAC Addresses
9.11 Using the VMnet Sniffer
Chapter 10: Network Services
10.1 SMB Fileserver (Linux Host)
10.1.1 The SAMBA Server Side
10.2 SMB Fileserver (Windows Host)
10.3 SMB File Sharing Client (Windows Guest)
10.3.1 Using Network Neighborhood
10.3.2 Mapping a Network Share Folder to a Drive Letter
10.3.3 Attaching a Share Directly
10.4 The SAMBA File Sharing Client (Linux Guest)
10.4.1 Testing SAMBA and Accessing Shares
10.5 Network Printing
10.5.1 Configuring SAMBA Printer Sharing (Linux Host)
10.6 Windows Host Printer Sharing
10.7 Unix Guest Printing
10.7.1 Printing from a Unix Guest to a Unix Host
10.7.2 Printing from a Unix Guest to a Windows Host
10.8 SSH Remote Shell Access for Unix Guest Systems
10.8.1 Installing and Configuring the SSH Server Software
10.8.2 Starting the SSH Server
10.8.3 SSH, Host−Only Networks, and Hostname Resolution
10.8.4 SSH Clients
10.8.5 X Client Forwarding with SSH
10.9 Using a Proxy Server
10.9.1 Getting and Configuring Squid
10.9.2 Guest System Proxy Configuration
10.10 Considerations for Other Services
Chapter 11: Non−Networked File Transfer
11.1 Disk Images
11.2 Disk Image Utilities (Linux Host)
11.2.1 Kernel Support for the Loopback Device
11.2.2 Extracting Data from Floppy Disks
11.2.3 Creating New Floppy Images
1.3 Floppy Disk Image Utilities (Windows Host)
11.3.1 Windows File Extensions
11.4 Creating CD−ROM Images
11.4.1 Linux Host
11.4.2 Windows Host
11.5 Accessing Guest Virtual Disks (Linux Host Only)
11.5.1 vmware−mount.pl Options
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting
12.1 General Troubleshooting Procedures
12.1.1 Try to Identify the Part of the System That’s Causing Trouble
12.1.2 Diagnostic Messages and Errors
12.1.3 Other Resources
12.2 Problems and Solutions
12.2.1 Windows Host Operating System Problems
12.2.2 Linux Host Operating System Problems
12.2.3 General Configuration Problems
12.2.4 General Guest Operating System Problems
12.2.5 Windows Guest Operating System Problems (All Versions)
12.2.6 Windows 95 Guest Operating System Problems
12.2.7 Windows 98 Guest Operating System Problems
12.2.8 Windows NT, 2000, and XP Guest Operating System Problems
12.2.9 DOS Guest Operating System Problems
12.2.10 Linux Guest Operating System Problems
12.2.11 VMware Tools Problems
12.2.12 Networking Problems
12.3 Setting Up a Recovery Guest Operating System
Appendix A: Linux Display Parameters
A.1 XFree86 Version 3
A.2 XFree86 Version 4
Appendix B: Upgrading from VMware Workstation 2
B.1 Upgrading the Virtual Hardware
B.1.1 Upgrading Windows Guest Systems
B.2 Upgrading Virtual Disks (Windows Host Only)
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