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Make a copy of virtual machine with Vmware Server

It’s proven to be that during software development process, research activities and etc., using of virtulization is invaluable. In my practice I use Vmware Server, so the next article would be useful.

First of all, we need to find where all our virtual machines are in our system. After small search I’ve found vmware files in /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines. There are some set of directories each corresponds to some of your already created virtual machines. In my case I was interested in cloning virtual machine with name db1 to new machine db2 and then to db3.

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Vmware Server at Ubuntu Feisty 7.04

This step-by-step manual provides instructions on how to install freely available VMWare Server at Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Linux (7.04).

First of all download installation package here and get free serial code. To get VMWare Server working at Ubuntu 7.04 I recommend to download this patch.

To make sure there are all necessary tools installed to get VMWare Server running, execute:
sudo aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essentia xinetd

After it’s done unpack installation package and patch:
tar -xvzf VMware-server-1.0.3-44356.tar.gz
tar -xvzf vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz

Then:
cd vmware-server-distrib
./vmware-install.pl

Choose defaults to questions until installer asks to run vmware-config.pl. Press no and install patch:
cd ../
cd vmware-any-any-update109
sudo ./runme.pl

Now it’s proper time to configure VMWare Server:
sudo vmware-config.pl

Just choose default values (it really worked for me).

When the installation is done, run
vmware

and proceed with using VMWare Server:

screenshot-viper-laptop-vmwareserverconsole.png


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