ID #1010

Minimal vmx-file

A very short vmx-file only needs 3 lines - I call them the identity-lines.
This minimal vmx is enough to start a VM.
It is the equivalent of starting a legacy-real-metal box
with nothing more than the main-board with 32MB RAM and one CPU plugged in.


If you forget one of this critical parameters or misconfigure it the VM will not start and give an error-message.

guestOS = "dos397"

causes an error-message

Guest operating system ´dos397' is not supported 

The list  shows this 3 minimal required lines for the different versions




 

config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "7"
guestOS = "winxppro"
can be used with VMplayer 2.*, Workstation 6.5, VMserver 2, ESX 4


config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "6"
guestOS = "winxppro"
can be used with VMplayer 2.*, Workstation 6.*


config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "4"
guestOS = "winxppro"
can be used with VMplayer 1.*, Workstation 5.*, VMserver 1.* , ESX 3


 

config.version = "6"
virtualHW.version = "3"
guestOS = "winxppro"
can be used with Workstation 4.5*, ESX 2.5


config.version = "6"
virtualHW.version = "2"
guestOS = "winxppro"
can be used with Workstation 3.*, GSX 2.5*


 

 

 

 


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