• 29mar
    Categories: Hardware & Software Commenti disabilitati

    1) Retrieve localhost interface
    $ ifconfig vmnet1 | grep "inet "
    inet XXX.XXX.XXX.YYY  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast XXX.XXX.XXX.255

    2) Configure VM Settings > Network Adapter > Network Connection: NAT

    3) Add entry in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
    XXX.XXX.XXX.YYY        fedorahost

    4) Be aware that not all ports are opened on the host machine. For instance, access to weblogic default port (7001) should be enabled:
    sudo iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 7001 -j ACCEPT

    5) It might be useful to restart the HTTP server on the host machine. Then, browse to  http://fedorahost

  • 15dic
    Categories: Hardware & Software Commenti disabilitati

    Could happen that 1024MB RAM is too few for a virtual machine, and an intensive guest process (more then 2h of elaboration) runs out of memory. But if raising the vm RAM quantity doesn't change a thing, if it runs out of memory when the system has memory, then there is another problem. And here is the solution.
    Basically, adding the following lines

    MemTrimRate=0
    sched.mem.pshare.enable = "FALSE"
    mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"
    prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100"

    to the virtual machine configuration (mine is ~/vmware/[machine-name]/[machine-name].vmx), will result in faster memory allocation... et voilà!

  • 28ott
    Categories: Hardware & Software Commenti disabilitati

    VMWare 7 features:

    http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/new.html

    Features hardware accelleration in virtualized graphic adapter using Microsoft WDDM driver. That was the most acceptable solution instead of using WARP, anyway.. kudos to them.

    Download (need to have an account)

    http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_workstation/7_0

    It is a 30-day evaluation of VMWare Wotkstation. VMWare player will keep running after that time.

    Screenshot (No Gimp here :P)

    Windows 7 with aero in a host operating system Fedora 11

    Windows 7 with Aero in a host operating system Fedora 11