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      • 45. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
        alexto Novice

        Right

         

        I no longer have problem with my VMs now . Been struggling for the last 10 days hoping for a new VMware release.

         

        Thanks very much

        • 46. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
          Vmax201110141 Lurker

          rharry wrote:

           

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          Can you add this line to your  host's WS config file  (C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware  Workstation\config.ini) and reboot the  host, and see if it fixes the  issue for you..

           

          vmmon.disableHostParameters = "TRUE"

           

          and post here with the result, thanks.

           

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          What does this setting do?
          Are there any disadvantages such as performance hits?
          Greetings
          Vmax
          • 47. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
            EtreLibre Novice

            rharry a écrit:

             

            Can you add this line to your host's WS config file  (C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\config.ini) and reboot the  host, and see if it fixes the issue for you..

             

            vmmon.disableHostParameters = "TRUE"

             

            and post here with the result, thanks.

             

            Thank you, it works !

            • 48. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
              enoel Lurker

              Hey I need some help..I have the vmware workstation loaded on a windows xp pro machine on our network with windows 7 as my VM..my physical machine uses a VPN connection to access a financial application..while this is connected i dont have access to my local files on my network..So i tried using the VM which is connected to my domain to access those files..but the problem is I dont know how to configure my VM to share the network connection and give me access while bypassing the VPN connectoin.. please help if you know the answer to this situation..thank you..

              • 49. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                martyfelker Hot Shot

                I'm assuming  that Window 7 SP1 is the host.  If it is the guest  I would have other suggestions.  Have you tried uninstalling  WS reboot reinstall l WS reboot?

                 

                Marty

                • 50. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                  enoel Lurker

                  No Marty win xp is the host...win 7 is on the VM

                  • 51. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                    martyfelker Hot Shot

                    OK.  Then it would you might want to install SP1 within the VM or alternatively download the .exe (I'm not sure there is one) or burn the ISO to DVD and attach the physical optical drive machine to the VM (VM  tab drop down removable media).  It still would not hurt to unisanll  VM WS 7.1.3 from the XP host and then reinstall - your VM's will still be there! Again you might want to run Windows  update in the virutal Win 7.  Make as snapshot before had (Windows will make a restorae point but it's quite the same).  Sorry for the plethora of scenarios but I've never heard of anything quite like this so I can only speculate.  If however you've insalled a slipstreamed version of SP1 and still get the VM error I would Google the problem or even visit Microsoft forums. .  Somebody on this thread has the same problem - you might consider working with them off-list.  If you work for a company that licensed VMware than perhaps they have a service contract with VMware, Inc.  and you can  a support ticket  directly from VMware, Inc.  I don't so I have no idea what support they can or cannot give.

                     

                    Good luck

                     

                    Marty

                    • 52. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                      EdP Hot Shot

                      Thanks for the patch. It works but is not perfect.

                       

                      On a pc which had no problems with SP1 before, it was neutral and seemed to have no effect (good!). However, on a memory limited host it made the guest playable, but I lost about 250MB of usable host memory that would otherwise have been allocated to the guest.

                       

                      Just one note for VMWare - unless you have a current support subscription it appears to be impossible to post log files on this issue directly to support. Maybe VMWare should open special support posting facilities for issues such as this in the future.

                      • 53. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                        rharry Enthusiast
                        VMware Employees

                        Thanks to all who responded.

                         

                        The setting is a temporary workaround until we get a fix out.

                         

                        The downside of the setting is that it leaves some memory on the table, as EdP points out.

                        • 54. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                          mattklein123 Novice

                          FWIW this workaround has also fixed my CentOS x64 guest. There don't appear to be any perf problems now. Please update this thread w/ the final fix.

                          • 55. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                            EtreLibre Novice

                            I can't edit the first post... maybe VMware can ?

                             

                            Thank you

                            • 56. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                              JJoel42 Hot Shot
                              VMware Employees

                              Thanks to everyone who helped us to find this issue and test the temporary fix.  We plan to have a permanent solution available shortly that will address this issue and recover the host memory that this configuration change consumes.

                              • 57. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                                martyfelker Hot Shot

                                I am unclear about this problem - I believe there was a statement from VMware about a memory allocation problem on Windows 7 SP1 but I can't find it on this thread.  Anyway I created and installed Windows SBS 2011 (released last month to Technet).  Had to install  it from an ISO image since the ISO is actually 6.3GB and won't fit on a standard 4.7 GB DVD!  I created the VM  WS n 7.1.3 running on Debian 6.0 sid (wheezy). Kernel 2.7.37 with VMware patched per this forums workarounds.   No problems.  Opened the VM on Windows 7 SP1 (SP1 Standalone).  No problems.  Boot up is slow but that's understandable since this OS requires a mimum of 4 GB memory and my machine only has 8.  I agree with the previious poster. Dynamic memory allocation seems to only apply to Windwos 2008 R2 server - although the service pack for Windwos 7 and Windows 2008 R2 are on the same update.  It only applies to Hyper-V which can't be installed on Windows 7 (I could be wrong but if so I can't find any such reference).  Since VMware can't coexist with Hyper-V there is no way to test this  unless I go through the process   of converting a VDMK to VMM.  Serveral  programs seem to exits for this - some free.  I'll try this out (been meaning to for some time) when I get the chance using an HP Proliant server with Windows  2008 R2 SP1 already dual booted  with Ubuntu  10.10 server.That is  create  SBS  on Linux convert to VMM and run on it on   Hyper-V. <guess) this is actually off the topic of this thread> The problem only exists if you create the VMware VM using the Windows version of 7.1.3?

                                 

                                What is a benchmark program one could use to test performance (metrics)  of a VM anyway??

                                 

                                Marty

                                • 58. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                                  WoodyZ Guru

                                  Had to install  it from an ISO image since the ISO is actually 6.3GB and won't fit on a standard 4.7 GB DVD!

                                   

                                  Wow!, I bet that was hard to figure out that you couldn't write 6.3GB to a DVD-5 Disc.   That's what DVD-9 Discs are for!

                                   

                                  On a serious note though, installing from an ISO Image really is easier and much faster then from Optical Media and I'd only burn it to disc for two reasons, one being for backup purposes and two because I needed to install it on a physical machine.  Even installing across a LAN from ISO Image is faster then Optical Media.

                                  • 59. Re: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1
                                    martyfelker Hot Shot

                                    Actually I didn't try to burn 6.3 GB to 4.7 GB.  There is  complicated  workaround but surely  MS could do better.  Afer all Linux net install systems weigh in at 100 MB or so and are perfectly acceptable (maybe better because of the absolute latest software).  One does need a high speed broadband network and .  I live 50 miles from anywhere  in the USA,  so that will be a long time coming but its also true that I have a life outside cojputing !  I don't see the day MiS willl come upl with such a bright idea

                                     

                                    Itg's only speculation but I suspect that MS wants to have their partners sell a complete package with hardware and software preisntalled.

                                     

                                    But yolu are totally correct.  I don't use DVD's anymore to install virtuall machinies.  The only exception is the rare times I want to replace an OS on my "real" computer and I test it first on a VM anyway.   The  advantage of VMware (or VirtualBox or Xen etgc) are just too hard to ignore.  When you can install a beast like SBS 2011 on a Vmware with Toots  and make the max size 128 GB and add a second HD at the same time and the whole VM directory is 19 GB - there is no way to beat that (unless you compress the VM!).  Beinig able to snapshot the system is even better.  Beas the heck out of imaginig the entire parttition or rely on  a Windows "restore" <doesn't restore  the files or course).

                                     

                                    So while I have lambasted VMware I've also used it for maybe a decade or so.  The upgdrades of 3.0 are worth it although I hope they won't realease a version of WS which costs 99 bucks just to fix the kernel problem.   If they do I'll run 7.1.3 or free upade in the 7.1 series along with VirtualBox Hyper-V and other products.

                                     

                                    Marty