n Verify that virtual machine devices and any associated files point to

N verify that virtual machine devices and any

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n Verify that virtual machine devices and any associated files point to locations that you can access from the new location. n Verify that all virtual machine files are stored in the virtual machine directory. Some files might reside outside of the virtual machine directory. Procedure 1 Shut down the guest operating system and power off the virtual machine. 2 Copy the virtual machine files to the new location. 3 Verify that you copied all of the virtual machine files to the new location. 4 Open the virtual machine in Workstation Player Option Description If you moved the virtual machine to a different location on the same host system Remove the virtual machine from the library, select File > Open a Virtual Machine , and browse to the .vmx file in its new location. If you moved the virtual machine to a different host system Start Workstation Player on the new host system, select File > Open a Virtual Machine , and browse to the .vmx file. 5 When you are certain that the virtual machine in the new location works correctly, delete the virtual machine files from the original location. Using VMware Workstation Player for Windows VMware, Inc. 94
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Limitations of Moving a Virtual Machine to a Di erent Host You should be aware of certain limitations before you move a virtual machine to a different host system. n The guest operating system might not work correctly if you move a virtual machine to a host system that has significantly different hardware, for example, if you move a virtual machine from a multiprocessor host to a uniprocessor host. n Player 3.x and later virtual machines support up to eight-way virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) on multiprocessor host systems. Player 6.x and later virtual machines support up to sixteen-way multiprocessing on multiprocessor host systems. You can assign up to 8 or 16 virtual processors to virtual machines running on host systems that have at least two logical processors. If you attempt to assign two processors to a virtual machine that is running on a uniprocessor host system, a warning message appears. You can disregard this message and assign two processors to the virtual machine, but you must move it to a host that has at least two logical processors before you can power it on. Configure a Virtual Machine for Compatibility When you create a virtual machine that you intend to distribute to other users, you should configure the virtual machine for maximum compatibility with all expected host systems. Users might be limited in their ability to make changes in a virtual machine so that it is compatible with their host systems. Procedure u Install VMware Tools in the virtual machine. VMware Tools significantly improves the user’s experience working with the virtual machine. u Determine which virtual devices are actually required, and do not include any that are not needed or useful for the software you are distributing with the virtual machine.
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