Category: VMware

Successfully changing the MAC address in VMware

I have been fighting with VMware Workstation 7.1.4 for the past day trying to change the MAC address of a Windows guest virtual machine. I tried a number of recommendations from around the web, but the one that finally worked was setting a static MAC address as follows: Edit your “<vmname>.vmx” file with a text …

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Consolidating Multiple VMware VMDK Disk Files into One

If you have older VMware Workstation disk images (vmdk files) that are split into multiple parts, you can consolidate them into a single disk image from the command prompt: vmware-vdiskmanager -r MyVirtualMachineDisk.vmdk -t 0 SingleDiskFile.vmdk The “-t 0” means “single growable virtual disk”.  If you prefer to preallocate all the storage for the disk, use …

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