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The Book of Vmware - The Complete Guide to Vmware Workstation

The Book of Vmware - The Complete Guide to Vmware Workstation

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The Book of VMware—The Complete Guide to VMware Workstation.......................................................1Chapter 1: Introduction.....................................................................................................................................3
Overview..................................................................................................................................................31.1 Who Should Read This Book............................................................................................................31.2 Terms and Conventions.....................................................................................................................41.3 Book Layout......................................................................................................................................41.4 VMware Applications........................................................................................................................61.4.1 Quality Assurance (QA)....................................................................................................61.4.2 Network Programming and Testing...................................................................................61.4.3 Operating System Development, Research, and Education..............................................71.4.4 Other VMware Products....................................................................................................7
Chapter 2: The VMware Virtual Machine.......................................................................................................8
Overview..................................................................................................................................................82.1 Processor, Bus, Memory, and Interrupts............................................................................................82.2 The VMware Devices........................................................................................................................92.2.1 IDE Disks and CD−ROM Drives......................................................................................92.2.2 SCSI Disks.......................................................................................................................102.2.3 Floppy Drives..................................................................................................................112.2.4 Ethernet Interfaces...........................................................................................................112.2.5 Serial Ports.......................................................................................................................122.2.6 Parallel Ports....................................................................................................................122.2.7 USB Interface..................................................................................................................132.2.8 Graphics...........................................................................................................................132.2.9 Mouse...............................................................................................................................132.2.10 Sound Cards...................................................................................................................142.3 PC BIOS..........................................................................................................................................142.4 How a PC Boots...............................................................................................................................15
Chapter 3: Installing VMware Workstation..................................................................................................16
Overview................................................................................................................................................163.1 Host System Requirements..............................................................................................................163.2 Installing VMware Workstation for Windows................................................................................173.2.1 Upgrading from Version 2...............................................................................................183.3 Starting VMware for Windows........................................................................................................183.4 VMware Workstation for Windows Files........................................................................................193.5 Uninstalling VMware for Windows.................................................................................................193.6 Installing VMware Workstation for Linux......................................................................................203.7 Configuring VMware Workstation for Linux..................................................................................223.8 Compiling VMware Kernel Modules..............................................................................................243.9 Starting VMware Workstation for Linux.........................................................................................253.10 VMware Linux Executables..........................................................................................................26vmware−config.pl.....................................................................................................................26vmware−uninstall.pl.................................................................................................................26vmware−wizard........................................................................................................................26vmware−nmbd, vmware−smbd, vmware−smbpasswd, vmware−smbpasswd.bin...................26vmware−mount.pl, vmware−loop.............................................................................................26vmnet−bridge, vmnet−dhcpd, vmnet−natd, vmnet−netifup, vmware−ping.............................26vmnet−sniffer............................................................................................................................273.11 VMware Linux Library Directory.................................................................................................273.12 VMware Workstation for Linux Boot Script.................................................................................27
 
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Chapter 3: Installing VMware Workstation
3.13 Additional Files in /etc/vmware and /dev......................................................................................28locations....................................................................................................................................28config........................................................................................................................................28installer.sh.................................................................................................................................28 /etc/vmware/vmnet Directories.................................................................................................29not_configured..........................................................................................................................29Device Files..............................................................................................................................293.14 Upgrading VMware Workstation for Linux..................................................................................29
Chapter 4: Virtual Machine Configuration and Operation.........................................................................31
Overview................................................................................................................................................314.1 Getting Started.................................................................................................................................314.2 The VMware Configuration Wizard................................................................................................314.2.1 Stepping Through the VMware Configuration Wizard...................................................324.3 VMware Operation..........................................................................................................................344.4 Power On.........................................................................................................................................354.5 Toolbar Buttons...............................................................................................................................354.6 VMware Menu Items.......................................................................................................................364.6.1 File Menu.........................................................................................................................364.6.2 Power Menu.....................................................................................................................374.6.3 Settings Menu..................................................................................................................374.6.4 Devices Menu..................................................................................................................394.6.5 View Menu......................................................................................................................394.6.6 Help Menu.......................................................................................................................404.7 Input Options...................................................................................................................................404.8 Suspend/Resume..............................................................................................................................414.8.1 Performance Notes...........................................................................................................424.9 Full−Screen Mode............................................................................................................................434.9.1 Windows Host Display Configuration.............................................................................434.9.2 Linux Host Display Configuration..................................................................................444.10 Connecting and Disconnecting Devices........................................................................................444.11 VMware Tools...............................................................................................................................454.11.1 VMware Tools Properties (Toolbox).............................................................................464.12 The Configuration Editor...............................................................................................................484.12.1 Windows Configuration Editor......................................................................................484.12.2 Linux Configuration Editor...........................................................................................494.12.3 Configuration Editor Options........................................................................................494.12.4 Nonhardware Options....................................................................................................574.13 Host Memory Requirements..........................................................................................................584.14 The VMware BIOS........................................................................................................................59
Chapter 5: Windows Guest Systems...............................................................................................................62
Overview................................................................................................................................................625.1 Windows Driver Compatibility in a Guest System.........................................................................625.2 Windows NT, 2000, and XP............................................................................................................625.2.1Navigating the Control Panels..........................................................................................635.2.2 IDE Devices.....................................................................................................................635.2.3 SCSI Devices...................................................................................................................655.2.4 Floppy Drives..................................................................................................................655.2.5 Ethernet Interfaces...........................................................................................................655.2.6 Serial Ports.......................................................................................................................66

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