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the Kubenetes Academy brought to you by @VMware #cloud #virtualisation #cloudnative #education

the Kubenetes Academy brought to you by @VMware #cloud #virtualisation #education

vmware workstation player vm backup and export

in the latest version of vmware workstation player (14) you can no longer backup a vm or export a vm from the gui instead you need to run ovtool from the command line

C:\> "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\OVFTool\ovftool.exe" -h


C:\> ovftool.exe path-to-your-vmx path-to-your-ova-file-or-ovf-dir

you can specify target type instead of using file suffix ie OVA, OVF

C:\> ovftool.exe --targettype OVA path-to-your-vmx path-to-your-ova-file

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vmware vms with peppermint 8 dont work with open-vm-tools

in a peppermint 8 gnu/linux vmware vm open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-desktop do not work so when installing peppermint 8 into a vmware vm do not use open-vm-tools (the screen never resizes)

use VMware Workstation Player | Manage | Install VMware tools instead
and when you run vmware-config-tools.pl say NO to all the questions ESPECIALLY

Would you like to enable VMware automatic kernel modules? NO

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vmware workstation player is now 40x cheaper than oracle virtualbox

vmware workstation player is now 40x cheaper than oracle virtualbox if you need USB 2 and/or USB 3 support

due to a quirk on the oracle store the minimum order quantity of virtualbox is 40 giving a minimum cost of £4000

try and edit your cart you will get


the oracle site even has some broken links