If you ever tried to install Windows Server 2012/R2 on VMWare Workstation, and enable the Hyper-V role, you would have probably encountered the following error:
Hyper-V cannot be installed: A hypervisor is already running
The trick to allowing this Hyper-V on VMware is in two settings:
Surprise of the day: when I try to launch my VM, I am greeted with the following message saying my machine does not not enough physical memory to power on my VM:
Every now and then I need to resize my VMWare Server disks.
The is the easiest and least troublesome way, from my experience, is to use GParted Live (Gnome Partition Editor)
1. Download GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) Live (http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gparted-live-stable/). It is an iso file that we will mount to our vm
2. Locate where your vmware-vdiskmanager.exe is. It would typically reside in the install folder, for example:
C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware Servervmware-vdiskmanager.exe
3. Note the path to your virtual disk (vmdk). For example:
vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -x 20GB "C:Virtual MachinesSQL2005SP3
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise EditionWindows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmdk"
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I typically use SQL Server VMs for my development and administration classes. I want the students to have full autonomy over the machines they are using, so that they can try out different features and configurations without worrying about wrecking a whole lab machine.