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VMware modules, Arch Linux & kernel 4.8.13

After upgrading the kernel to 4.8.13-1-ARCH some of the vmware kernel modules failed to compile: /tmp/modconfig-6BT70S/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1592:47: error: ‘NR_ANON_PAGES’ undeclared (first use in this function) /tmp/modconfig-BBuLH6/vmnet-only/netif.c:468:7: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘trans_start’; did you mean ‘mem_start’? The fix:

VMware modules, Ubuntu 14.04 & kernel 3.13

After many years of using Debian, I decided to give Ubuntu 14.04 a shoot… One of the many problems I have encountered was the installation of VMware. Well, everything went fine but the kernel modules… Ok, long story short, here’s the patch: 205a206 > #if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(3, 13, 0) 206a208,210 > #else > VNetFilterHookFn(const … Continue reading VMware modules, Ubuntu 14.04 & kernel 3.13

How to convert a vmware linux virtual machine to xenserver virtual machine

As the title of this documents says, this document describes how to convert a vmware virtual machine to xenserver virtual machine. Although so far this procedure hasn’t fail, please use this procedure on your own risk. 1. Install quemu on the vmware Server or another Linux machine (on debian based distribution use apt-get install qemu-utils, … Continue reading How to convert a vmware linux virtual machine to xenserver virtual machine

Vmware: How do you merge multiple 2GB disk files to single vmdk file

In case of the 2GB split disk format, your virtual disk consists of multiple data files (e.g. <vmname>-sNNN.vmdk) and one header/descriptor file (<vmname>.vmdk) which describes the virtual disk. In the vmware-vdiskmanager command, it’s only the header/descriptor vmdk which you need to supply as the source virtual disk. Convert to a pre-allocated disk. The following line … Continue reading Vmware: How do you merge multiple 2GB disk files to single vmdk file