VMware Configuration Files

VMware products have a set of configuration files which are active at computer, user and guest level. The location of these files differs depending on the product and host operating system. This post lists the names and locations for reference. ESXi Configuration Files DICT --- CONFIGURATION <path to vmx file> DICT --- USER DEFAULTS ~/.vmware/config ...

Pass real Mac details to VM Part 2

I have zero interest in running iMessage within a VM, as I use real Macs for work and play, but do understand that others are interested in doing this in a VM. There is a very good post on “How to Fix iMessage” which explains the issues of how complex Apple’s authentication of genuine Apple ...

Replace ACPI Tables in VMware BIOS

I foundĀ an interesting commit in VMware Open Tools GIT repository: Commit Date: 14 March 2012 16:04:58 GMT Add support for injecting ACPI tables to EFI And support for removing ACPI tables from the guest for both EFI and legacy BIOS. And make both processes available in beta/release builds too. Only restricted functionality is setting vendor ...