Switching from MacOS to Linux I needed a solution to run MS Office on Linux (and no, I can't replace with any other software !).
So I first tried VirtualBox, but it doesn't run really smooth.
I then discovered VMWare Player, and that one runs MUCH smoother than VirtualBox.
But if I launch a VM in VMWare Player, leave my machine for an hour or so, and come back, I find that VMWare player has sent the guest OS to sleep and has quit.
Here's the config used :
- Mac Pro Dual Hexacore Xeon @ 2.93Ghz ;
- 40 GB RAM ;
- Host OS : Linux Ubuntu Mate (installed on a SSD drive) ;
- Guest OS : Windows 10 - 64 bits (installed on another internal SSD drive).
I tried to retrieve the VMWarte Log, but it really doesn't show a quitting, nor any abnormal activity.
Is that a know limitation of the Free (non commercail version ? Or is something wrong ?
VirtualBox could last there for hours/days...
Thanks for your suggestions.
Replying to myself...
I thought about the possible causes to my problem and thought that maybe VMWare Workstation quitted when the Guest OS got to rest.
So I modified the energy saving settings in the Guest OS and ask it never to go to sleep.
VMWare Workstation is now on since 8 hours with no quits.
Problem solved... but this is the first time I have to play with settings. Never had to do that with Virtual Box or even with VMWare Fusion 8 when I was still running MacOS.