I have several local VMWare running on Workstation 8 with several snapshots (each one with a different version of our product).
Is there a trick to convert it into a shared VMWare INCLUDING all the snapshots??
I know it's possible to create snapshots after converting it - but that't would be too much work...
Thanks for any tips..
Thanks for posting.
Could you please give us more info regarding:
1. Hosts config -OS, CPU, RAM, etc
2. Version of Workstation you use.
3. Guest config - OS, HD size (provisioned and actual)
Thanks for answering:
1. Hosts config -OS, CPU, RAM, etc: Win7-64, 16GB, Intel Xeon W3680
2. Version of Workstation you use. VMWare Workstation 8 (8.0.1 build-528992)
3. Guest config - OS, HD size (provisioned and actual) Win 7 and XP, HD: 50GB
BUT I think my question is quite independent from these technical facts (except Workstation 😎 as it targets to this explicit new functionality of shared VMWares (a kind of "automatic remote desktop console").
When I convert an existing VMWare to such a new shared WMWare I'm just able to convert the latests state of the vmware in powered off situation (without ANY snapshots!).
I'm looking for a solution to convert a vmware with a tree of snapshots into such a shared VMWare..
I hope this made it a bit clearer...
create a bogus new VM using the same name inside the shared-vms path
configure it to be shared
dont ever start it - just make sure it appears as a shared VM
stop hostd and all instances of vmware.exe
delete the bogus VM and move the VM you want to the patrh you used for the bogus VM
solution to convert a vmware with a tree of snapshots into such a shared VMWare..
Did you try to share VM by 'MOVING' ? Be prepared - moving 50+ GB may take a wile...
(For some case, I'll copy WHOLE VM Folder somewhere in safe place)
thanks for the suggestions and sorry for the delay!
I tried it but I didn't get it to work - after copying the original VMWare into the shared folder (and restarting VMWare Workstation) I was just shown the latests state and NON of the original snapshots ...
Probably the snapshots really have to be made within the shared mode?