Using VMware Workstation Player for Linux
  Using VMware Workstation Player for Linux
  Introduction and System Requirements
    Host System Requirements for Workstation Player
      Processor Requirements for Host Systems
      Supported Host Operating Systems
      Memory Requirements for Host Systems
      Display Requirements for Host Systems
      Disk Drive Requirements for Host Systems
        Solid-State Drives
      Local Area Networking Requirements for Host Systems
    Virtual Machine Features and Specifications
      Supported Guest Operating Systems
      Virtual Machine Processor Support
      Virtual Machine Memory Allocation
      Compatible Virtual Machines and System Images
  Installing and Using Workstation Player
    Install Workstation Player on a Linux Host
      Linux Command Line Installation Options
    Start Workstation Player
    Use the Workstation Player Window
    Transferring Files and Text
      Using the Drag-and-Drop Feature
        Drag-and-Drop Requirements and Restrictions
      Using the Copy and Paste Feature
        Copy and Paste Requirements and Restrictions
    Download a Virtual Appliance in Workstation Player
    Remove a Virtual Machine from the Library in Workstation Player
    Email Address Collection in Workstation Player
    Uninstall Workstation Player
  Changing Workstation Player Preference Settings
    Configuring Close Behavior Preference Settings
    Configuring Software Updates Settings
      Configuring Connection Settings for a Proxy Server
      Understanding the Automatic Software Update Process
    Sending System Data and Usage Statistics to VMware
      Participating in the User Experience Improvement Program
  Creating Virtual Machines in Workstation Player
    Understanding Virtual Machines
    Preparing to Create a Virtual Machine
      Selecting a Guest Operating System
        Supported Guest Operating Systems
        Providing Easy Install Information
      Specifying the Virtual Machine Name and File Location
        Virtual Machines Directory
      Specifying Disk Capacity for a Virtual Machine
        Disk Size Compatibility
        Customizing Virtual Machine Hardware
        Worksheet for Creating a Typical Virtual Machine
    Create a Virtual Machine
    Use Easy Install to Install a Guest Operating System
    Install a Guest Operating System Manually
    Importing Virtual Machines
      Import an Open Virtualization Format Virtual Machine
  Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
    Installing VMware Tools
    Upgrading VMware Tools
    Configure Software Update Preferences
    Configure VMware Tools Updates for a Specific Virtual Machine
    Manually Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
    Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
    Uninstalling VMware Tools
  Starting and Stopping Virtual Machines in Workstation Player
    Start a Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Start an Encrypted Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Download a Virtual Appliance in Workstation Player
    Power Off a Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Remove a Virtual Machine from the Library in Workstation Player
    Use Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Shut Down a Guest
    Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Reset a Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Enable Autologon in a Windows Virtual Machine
    Set Workstation Player Preferences for Virtual Machine Closing Behavior
  Changing the Virtual Machine Display
    Configure Display Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Use Full Screen Mode in Workstation Player
      Report Battery Information in the Guest
    Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine
      Limitations for Mutiple Monitors
  Using Removable Devices and Printers in Virtual Machines
    Use a Removable Device in a Virtual Machine
    Connecting USB Devices to Virtual Machines
      Disable Automatic Connection of USB Devices
      Mount the USB File System on a Linux Host
      Connect USB HIDs to a Virtual Machine
      Install a PDA Driver and Synchronize With a Virtual Machine
      Troubleshooting USB Device Control Sharing
        Troubleshoot USB Device Control Issues on a Linux Host
    Mount the USB File System on a Linux Host
    Add a Host Printer to a Virtual Machine
    Using Smart Cards in Virtual Machines
      Use a Smart Card in a Virtual Machine
      Disable Smart Card Sharing
      Switch to a Virtual Smart Card Reader on a Linux Host
  Setting Up Shared Folders for a Virtual Machine
    Using Shared Folders
      Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders
      Using Permissions to Restrict Access to Shared Files in a Linux Guest
    Enable a Shared Folder for a Virtual Machine
    View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest
    Mounting Shared Folders in a Linux Guest
    Change Shared Folder Properties
    Change the Folders That a Virtual Machine Can Share
    Disable Folder Sharing for a Virtual Machine
    Mapping a Virtual Disk to the Host System
      Map or Mount a Virtual Disk to a Drive on the Host System
      Disconnect a Virtual Disk from the Host System
  Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines
    Change the Name of a Virtual Machine
    Change the Guest Operating System for a Virtual Machine
    Change the Working Directory for a Virtual Machine
    Change the Virtual Machine Directory for a Virtual Machine
    Change the Memory Allocation for a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Video and Sound
      Setting Screen Color Depth
      Using Accelerated 3D Graphics
        Prepare the Host System to Use 3D Accelerated Graphics
        Prepare a Virtual Machine to Use Accelerated 3D Graphics
      Configuring Sound
        Configure Sound Card Settings
    Moving Virtual Machines
      Move a Virtual Machine to a New Location or New Host
        Limitations of Moving a Virtual Machine to a Different Host
      Configure a Virtual Machine for Compatibility
      Using the Virtual Machine UUID
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Keep the Same UUID
    Configure a Virtual Machine as a VNC Server
      Specify a Language Keyboard Map for VNC Clients
        Language Codes
      Use a VNC Client to Connect to a Virtual Machine
      View VNC Connections for a Virtual Machine
    Delete a Virtual Machine
    View the Message Log for a Virtual Machine
    Using the VIX API
    Install New Software in a Virtual Machine
      Disable Acceleration if a Program Does Not Run
  Configuring and Managing Devices
    Configuring DVD, CD-ROM, and Floppy Drives
      Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine
      Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine
      Configure Legacy Emulation Mode for a DVD or CD-ROM Drive
    Configuring a USB Controller
      Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
      Enable Support for Isochronous USB Devices
    Configuring and Maintaining Virtual Hard Disks
      Configuring a Virtual Hard Disk
        Growing and Allocating Virtual Disk Storage Space
        Add a New Virtual Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
        Add an Existing Virtual Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
      Compact a Virtual Hard Disk
      Expand a Virtual Hard Disk
      Defragment a Virtual Hard Disk
      Remove a Virtual Hard Disk from a Virtual Machine
      Using Lock Files to Prevent Consistency Problems on Virtual Hard Disks
      Moving a Virtual Hard Disk to a New Location
    Configuring Virtual Ports
      Add a Virtual Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
      Configure a Virtual Parallel Port on a Linux 2.6.x Kernel Host
      Configure Permissions for a Parallel Port Device on a Linux Host
      Troubleshoot ECR Errors for Parallel Ports
      Add a Virtual Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
      Change the Input Speed of a Serial Connection
    Configuring Generic SCSI Devices
      Add a Generic SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine
      Avoiding Concurrent Access Problems for SCSI Devices on Linux Hosts
      Troubleshoot Problems Detecting Generic SCSI Devices
    Configuring Sixteen-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing
      Configure Sixteen-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing
      Use a Virtual Machine That Has More Than Sixteen Virtual Processors
    Configuring Keyboard Features
      Use Ctrl+Alt in a Key Combination
      Configure Keyboard Mapping for a Remote X Server
        Understanding X-Key Codes and Keysyms
      Change How a Specific Key Is Mapped
      Configure How Keysyms Are Mapped
      V-Scan Code Table
    Modify Hardware Settings for a Virtual Machine
  Configuring Network Connections
    Understanding Virtual Networking Components
    Understanding Common Networking Configurations
    Configuring Bridged Networking
      Assigning IP Addresses in a Bridged Networking Environment
      Configure Bridged Networking for an Existing Virtual Machine
    Configuring Network Address Translation
    Configuring Host-Only Networking
      Configure Host-Only Networking for an Existing Virtual Machine
    Changing a Networking Configuration
      Find the Network Type of a Virtual Machine
      Add a Virtual Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
      Modify an Existing Virtual Network Adapter for a Virtual Machine
  Configuring Virtual Machine Option Settings
    Configuring General Option Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Changing a Virtual Machine Name
      Changing the Guest Operating System
      Changing the Virtual Machine Working Directory
    Configuring Power Options for a Virtual Machine
    Configuring VMware Tools Options for a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Autologin for a Virtual Machine
  Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware Settings
    Adding Hardware to a Virtual Machine
    Removing Hardware from a Virtual Machine
    Adjusting Virtual Machine Memory
    Configuring Virtual Machine Processor Settings
    Configuring and Maintaining Virtual Hard Disks
      Defragmenting Virtual Hard Disks
      Expanding Virtual Hard Disks
      Compacting Virtual Hard Disks
      Mapping a Virtual Disk to the Host System
        Map or Mount a Virtual Disk to a Drive on the Host System
        Disconnect a Virtual Disk from the Host System
      Changing Virtual Hard Disk Node and Mode Settings
    Configuring CD-ROM and DVD Drive Settings
      Configuring CD-ROM and DVD Drive Status and Connection Settings
      Changing Virtual Device Node and Legacy Emulation Settings
    Configuring Floppy Drive Settings
    Configuring Virtual Network Adapter Settings
      Configuring Virtual Network Adapter Device Status Settings
      Configuring Bridged Networking
        Changing Automatic Bridging Settings
      Configuring Network Address Translation
      Configuring Host-Only Networking
      Configuring LAN Segments
      Configuring Virtual Network Adapter Advanced Settings
    Configuring USB Controller Settings
    Configuring Sound Card Settings
    Configuring Parallel Port Settings
    Configuring Serial Port Settings
    Configuring Generic SCSI Device Settings
    Configuring Printer Settings
    Configuring Display Settings
    Installing a Guest Operating System on a Physical Disk or Unused Partition
  Using VMware Workstation Player for Linux
  Introduction and System Requirements
    Host System Requirements for Workstation Player
      Processor Requirements for Host Systems
      Supported Host Operating Systems
      Memory Requirements for Host Systems
      Display Requirements for Host Systems
      Disk Drive Requirements for Host Systems
        Solid-State Drives
      Local Area Networking Requirements for Host Systems
    Virtual Machine Features and Specifications
      Supported Guest Operating Systems
      Virtual Machine Processor Support
      Virtual Machine Memory Allocation
      Compatible Virtual Machines and System Images
  Installing and Using Workstation Player
    Install Workstation Player on a Linux Host
      Linux Command Line Installation Options
    Start Workstation Player
    Use the Workstation Player Window
    Transferring Files and Text
      Using the Drag-and-Drop Feature
        Drag-and-Drop Requirements and Restrictions
      Using the Copy and Paste Feature
        Copy and Paste Requirements and Restrictions
    Download a Virtual Appliance in Workstation Player
    Remove a Virtual Machine from the Library in Workstation Player
    Email Address Collection in Workstation Player
    Uninstall Workstation Player
  Changing Workstation Player Preference Settings
    Configuring Close Behavior Preference Settings
    Configuring Software Updates Settings
      Configuring Connection Settings for a Proxy Server
      Understanding the Automatic Software Update Process
    Sending System Data and Usage Statistics to VMware
      Participating in the User Experience Improvement Program
  Creating Virtual Machines in Workstation Player
    Understanding Virtual Machines
    Preparing to Create a Virtual Machine
      Selecting a Guest Operating System
        Supported Guest Operating Systems
        Providing Easy Install Information
      Specifying the Virtual Machine Name and File Location
        Virtual Machines Directory
      Specifying Disk Capacity for a Virtual Machine
        Disk Size Compatibility
        Customizing Virtual Machine Hardware
        Worksheet for Creating a Typical Virtual Machine
    Create a Virtual Machine
    Use Easy Install to Install a Guest Operating System
    Install a Guest Operating System Manually
    Importing Virtual Machines
      Import an Open Virtualization Format Virtual Machine
  Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
    Installing VMware Tools
    Upgrading VMware Tools
    Configure Software Update Preferences
    Configure VMware Tools Updates for a Specific Virtual Machine
    Manually Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
    Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
    Uninstalling VMware Tools
  Starting and Stopping Virtual Machines in Workstation Player
    Start a Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Start an Encrypted Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Download a Virtual Appliance in Workstation Player
    Power Off a Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Remove a Virtual Machine from the Library in Workstation Player
    Use Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Shut Down a Guest
    Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Reset a Virtual Machine in Workstation Player
    Enable Autologon in a Windows Virtual Machine
    Set Workstation Player Preferences for Virtual Machine Closing Behavior
  Changing the Virtual Machine Display
    Configure Display Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Use Full Screen Mode in Workstation Player
      Report Battery Information in the Guest
    Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine
      Limitations for Mutiple Monitors
  Using Removable Devices and Printers in Virtual Machines
    Use a Removable Device in a Virtual Machine
    Connecting USB Devices to Virtual Machines
      Disable Automatic Connection of USB Devices
      Mount the USB File System on a Linux Host
      Connect USB HIDs to a Virtual Machine
      Install a PDA Driver and Synchronize With a Virtual Machine
      Troubleshooting USB Device Control Sharing
        Troubleshoot USB Device Control Issues on a Linux Host
    Mount the USB File System on a Linux Host
    Add a Host Printer to a Virtual Machine
    Using Smart Cards in Virtual Machines
      Use a Smart Card in a Virtual Machine
      Disable Smart Card Sharing
      Switch to a Virtual Smart Card Reader on a Linux Host
  Setting Up Shared Folders for a Virtual Machine
    Using Shared Folders
      Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders
      Using Permissions to Restrict Access to Shared Files in a Linux Guest
    Enable a Shared Folder for a Virtual Machine
    View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest
    Mounting Shared Folders in a Linux Guest
    Change Shared Folder Properties
    Change the Folders That a Virtual Machine Can Share
    Disable Folder Sharing for a Virtual Machine
    Mapping a Virtual Disk to the Host System
      Map or Mount a Virtual Disk to a Drive on the Host System
      Disconnect a Virtual Disk from the Host System
  Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines
    Change the Name of a Virtual Machine
    Change the Guest Operating System for a Virtual Machine
    Change the Working Directory for a Virtual Machine
    Change the Virtual Machine Directory for a Virtual Machine
    Change the Memory Allocation for a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Video and Sound
      Setting Screen Color Depth
      Using Accelerated 3D Graphics
        Prepare the Host System to Use 3D Accelerated Graphics
        Prepare a Virtual Machine to Use Accelerated 3D Graphics
      Configuring Sound
        Configure Sound Card Settings
    Moving Virtual Machines
      Move a Virtual Machine to a New Location or New Host
        Limitations of Moving a Virtual Machine to a Different Host
      Configure a Virtual Machine for Compatibility
      Using the Virtual Machine UUID
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Keep the Same UUID
    Configure a Virtual Machine as a VNC Server
      Specify a Language Keyboard Map for VNC Clients
        Language Codes
      Use a VNC Client to Connect to a Virtual Machine
      View VNC Connections for a Virtual Machine
    Delete a Virtual Machine
    View the Message Log for a Virtual Machine
    Using the VIX API
    Install New Software in a Virtual Machine
      Disable Acceleration if a Program Does Not Run
  Configuring and Managing Devices
    Configuring DVD, CD-ROM, and Floppy Drives
      Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine
      Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine
      Configure Legacy Emulation Mode for a DVD or CD-ROM Drive
    Configuring a USB Controller
      Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
      Enable Support for Isochronous USB Devices
    Configuring and Maintaining Virtual Hard Disks
      Configuring a Virtual Hard Disk
        Growing and Allocating Virtual Disk Storage Space
        Add a New Virtual Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
        Add an Existing Virtual Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
      Compact a Virtual Hard Disk
      Expand a Virtual Hard Disk
      Defragment a Virtual Hard Disk
      Remove a Virtual Hard Disk from a Virtual Machine
      Using Lock Files to Prevent Consistency Problems on Virtual Hard Disks
      Moving a Virtual Hard Disk to a New Location
    Configuring Virtual Ports
      Add a Virtual Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
      Configure a Virtual Parallel Port on a Linux 2.6.x Kernel Host
      Configure Permissions for a Parallel Port Device on a Linux Host
      Troubleshoot ECR Errors for Parallel Ports
      Add a Virtual Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
      Change the Input Speed of a Serial Connection
    Configuring Generic SCSI Devices
      Add a Generic SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine
      Avoiding Concurrent Access Problems for SCSI Devices on Linux Hosts
      Troubleshoot Problems Detecting Generic SCSI Devices
    Configuring Sixteen-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing
      Configure Sixteen-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing
      Use a Virtual Machine That Has More Than Sixteen Virtual Processors
    Configuring Keyboard Features
      Use Ctrl+Alt in a Key Combination
      Configure Keyboard Mapping for a Remote X Server
        Understanding X-Key Codes and Keysyms
      Change How a Specific Key Is Mapped
      Configure How Keysyms Are Mapped
      V-Scan Code Table
    Modify Hardware Settings for a Virtual Machine
  Configuring Network Connections
    Understanding Virtual Networking Components
    Understanding Common Networking Configurations
    Configuring Bridged Networking
      Assigning IP Addresses in a Bridged Networking Environment
      Configure Bridged Networking for an Existing Virtual Machine
    Configuring Network Address Translation
    Configuring Host-Only Networking
      Configure Host-Only Networking for an Existing Virtual Machine
    Changing a Networking Configuration
      Find the Network Type of a Virtual Machine
      Add a Virtual Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
      Modify an Existing Virtual Network Adapter for a Virtual Machine
  Configuring Virtual Machine Option Settings
    Configuring General Option Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Changing a Virtual Machine Name
      Changing the Guest Operating System
      Changing the Virtual Machine Working Directory
    Configuring Power Options for a Virtual Machine
    Configuring VMware Tools Options for a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Autologin for a Virtual Machine
  Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware Settings
    Adding Hardware to a Virtual Machine
    Removing Hardware from a Virtual Machine
    Adjusting Virtual Machine Memory
    Configuring Virtual Machine Processor Settings
    Configuring and Maintaining Virtual Hard Disks
      Defragmenting Virtual Hard Disks
      Expanding Virtual Hard Disks
      Compacting Virtual Hard Disks
      Mapping a Virtual Disk to the Host System
        Map or Mount a Virtual Disk to a Drive on the Host System
        Disconnect a Virtual Disk from the Host System
      Changing Virtual Hard Disk Node and Mode Settings
    Configuring CD-ROM and DVD Drive Settings
      Configuring CD-ROM and DVD Drive Status and Connection Settings
      Changing Virtual Device Node and Legacy Emulation Settings
    Configuring Floppy Drive Settings
    Configuring Virtual Network Adapter Settings
      Configuring Virtual Network Adapter Device Status Settings
      Configuring Bridged Networking
        Changing Automatic Bridging Settings
      Configuring Network Address Translation
      Configuring Host-Only Networking
      Configuring LAN Segments
      Configuring Virtual Network Adapter Advanced Settings
    Configuring USB Controller Settings
    Configuring Sound Card Settings
    Configuring Parallel Port Settings
    Configuring Serial Port Settings
    Configuring Generic SCSI Device Settings
    Configuring Printer Settings
    Configuring Display Settings
    Installing a Guest Operating System on a Physical Disk or Unused Partition
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