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VMware Workstation Introduction and Basic Usage

Virtual machine software is a computer simulation of a one or a number of PCs, In virtual machines, each virtual machine can run a separate operating systems independently without any interference, and network connection be achieved between virtual machine and virtual machine or the host (HOST: the computer that runs virtual machine software).

Virtual Machine Software Introduction

There are two most commonly used PC virtual machine software:


and Virtual PC:

The benefits of the virtual machine, and for software developers and testers quite useful. Drawback is that, after all, is virtual. The virtual machine running on the computer's hardware requirements are relatively high. We can refer to the specific installation of WMWare and Virtual PC.

VMWare can run on Windows (WinNT and above editions) and Linux operating systems, Virtaul PC can run Windows (Win98 and above) and MacOS on. General operating system to run virtual machine software, called Host OS, to run in a virtual machine operating system called the Guest OS.

VMWare Software Features

1. VMWare running supported operating systems are:

Windows family, from WIN31 to Vista 64 bits are all supported, Linux series (Redhat, SUSE, Ubuntu, etc.), Novell Netware series, Sun Solaris series, other (MS-DOS, FREEBSD, etc.), the list may be With the subtle changes in different versions of VMWare, and we built a virtual machine in VMWare time to see the list of parameters.

2. VMWare support simulation these hardware, including:

Motherboard, including memory, hard drives (IDE and SCSI), DVD / CD-ROM, floppy, network card, sound card, serial port, parallel port and USB port. VMWare default setting is no analog cards. But you can use the vmware-tools to enhance the display. In addition, VMWare simulated a variety of hardware and your host HOST does not matter, no dependencies.

3. VMWare can use the CD image as a virtual drive, for boot or common use.

4. VMWare network can be configured in modes:

A. Bridged mode

In this mode, the virtual machine can be set with the Host IP host on the same network segment, the virtual machine within the network equivalent of a separate machine, the virtual machine within the same network as well as between virtual machines and hosts are HOST visit each other, the same as a local area network.

B. NAT mode

This approach also allows the host and virtual machine Host a two-way visits between. But the virtual machine as HOST exclusive, other LAN hosts (or virtual host) can not access the virtual machine, the virtual machine can use NAT through Host host of other machines access the network protocol.

C. Host-Only way

Host to share network connections with HOST.

D. Custom mode

User customized network connection.

5. Vmware Tools

Vmware Tools is a virtual machine operating system enhanced display and mouse functions. Vmware Tools is built in VMWare. When the virtual machine operating system installation, VMWare's status bar, there is often a blue roads did not prompt Vmware Tools installed, right-click this sentence to install Vmware Tools. Can also be installed through the menu: VM-> Install Vmware Tools.

Getting Started with VMWare

1. Create a new virtual machine, following these steps:

Click new virtual machine and select typical (shown below)

Create a typical virtual machine configuration

Select the operating system

Select the network connection mode, generally choose the default Bridged mode

Disk quota for the virtual host configuration

Complete create, if you need to create more virtual machines, you should consider the quota issues.


2. To assign a virtual drive for the virtual machine, VMware host's hard disk can HOST (SCSI to IDE's are OK), optical drive can be set to its virtual drive, you can also specify the ISO CD image for the direct use. Screenshot shown below:

3. When the boot media assigned, you can start our virtual machine now, and use it as a tratitional computer, installation and configuration and other tests, of course, if you are not satisfied with the current virtual host configuration hardware configuration can be modified at any time network configuration and so on. nothing should be worried.

Note: If having network between the virtual machine and the HOST, all the operations should be careful. the HOST files removed from the virtual machine may not be recovered. 


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