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Vmware server windows

Notes on vmware server on Windows 7 Ultimate x64:

Install

  • If you select all the defaults during install, then the UI will end up on http://127.0.0.1:8308/ui

  • To login to the UI use a windows username and password, in my case my standard user account

  • To get the console you’ll need to install a plugin, in my case it didn’t seem to work on chrome or firefox, but was fine in IE

Cloning vms

While not supported in the UI, you can clone vms

See this post

Note: cloning a machine with snapshots doesn’t seem to work. You can only clone the base image. With virtual box you could get round this by merging all the snapshots into the main disk before cloning, not sure if this is possible with vmware.