Aaron Saray

open source programmer,
web developer

entrepreneur, author
and musician

My Blog

contains PHP, Web and business/entrepreneurial related content. Please join in the conversation!

Convert from VMWare Player to VMWare Server

At superdev, we have a distribution of a gentoo image made with vmware workstation. This works fine in vmware player – but not the free vmware server – and I wanted to have vmware server running so I could have more than one server running on my windows laptop. Well, there are two small simple edits I had to do – and it was all good.

First of all, I grabbed my favorite free hex editor and evilly smiled. Open XVI32.

Second, edit the file named VirtualMachineName.vmx. Replace the virtualHW.version = “6″ with virtualHW.version = “4″. SAVE.

Finally, edit the file named VirtualMachineName.vmxd. If you have more than one (like -1, -2, use the one without the suffix. Those are the data files, the vmxd is the config). Once again, replace the virtualHW.version = “6″ with virtualHW.version = “4″. SAVE.

Other things I ran into… For whatever reason, my eth0 turned into eth1 once I transferred. So I had to do that modification. (Also, my dhcp on my network stopped responding to the vm, but I changed it to NAT anyway – because I wanted it as a local connection anyways.)

This entry was posted in IDE and Web Dev Tools, windows and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>