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Solve Android x86 No Network Problems in VMware Workstation

When you want to test Android on your PC, Android-x86 might be your solution. Android-x86 is an open source project that has ported Android to x86 platform. This allows us to install Android in a Virtual Machine with VMware Workstation or ESXi. Driver support is very limited, so there are many problems around with Android VMs that cant access the network. This post shows how to install Android in VMware Workstation and how to solve Network Connectivity issues.

The following Android-x86 releases are currently available. All versions can be installed and used in VMware Workstation:

  • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Download PageSome older versions are available as separate Isos for different devices. Take whatever version you want. You can either boot an Android-x86 live system, or install it to the virtual disk.

No Network?Edit the VM config File (.vmx) and changed the network adapter type to  vlance:

Some versions do not run DHCP automatically. You can verify that with the netcfg command. To get network access:

  • Press CTRL+F1
  • Type dhcpcd eth0
  • Type setprop net.dns1 8.8.8.8 (or replace with your DNS Server)
  • Press CTRL+F7

Installation Guide

  1. Create a new virtual Machine
  2. Configuration Type Typical
  3. Select the disc image you've downloaded from android-x86.org
  4. Select Name and Location
  5. Don't change Disk Settings
  6. Deselect Power on this virtual machine after creation
  7. Open the VM Configuration File (.vmx) in Notepad
  8. Change the Network Adapter Type from "E1000" to "vlance" (Note: This Step is no longer required with Android 4.2/4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  9. Save the File
  10. Power on the Virtual Machine

Run Android LiveWhen you want to run the Live CD (No installation), just use the first option.

Install Android

  1. When you want to install Android, select "Installation"
  2. Select Create/Modify partitions
  3. New
  4. Primary
  5. <ENTER>
  6. Bootable
  7. Write
  8. Type Yes
  9. Quit
  10. Select sda1
  11. Select ext3
  12. Select Yes, until the installation has finished. Your Android Virtual Machine is now ready.

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VMware Workstation Pro 14.0.0 Rus

VMware Workstation Pro 14.0.0 – программа, которая предназначена для рабочих станций, позволяет эмулировать самостоятельный компьютер в среде рабочей операционной системы и работать с ним как с обычной системой. Уникальная технология VMware MultipleWorlds позволяет изолировать операционные системы и приложения в пределах создаваемых виртуальных машин, причем в распоряжении каждой виртуальной машины оказывается стандартный компьютер x86, с собственным процессором и памятью.

При помощи такого метода можно устанавливать различные ОС и приложения для них, выходить в интернет и заниматься повседневными задачами, правда, с несколько замедленной скоростью. Польза от такого способа заключается в возможности тестирования различного программного обеспечения под различными операционными системами, не нанося при этом вреда текущей системе, установленной на основном компьютере, а также испытания некоторых аппаратных решений. Может существенно облегчить жизнь разработчикам кросс-платформенных приложений и любителям поработать с новыми ОС. Скачать программу можно по прямой ссылке (с облака) внизу страницы.

Основные возможности программы VMware Workstation:

  • Одновременный запуск нескольких гостевых операционных систем на одном компьютере.
  • Запуск виртуальной машины в окнах рабочего стола основной операционной системы и на полный экран.
  • Установка виртуальных машин без пере-разбиения дисков.
  • Запуск уже установленных на компьютере ОС без их переустановки или пере-конфигурирования.
  • Запуск приложений операционной системы Windows на компьютере с ОС Linux и наоборот.
  • Создание и тестирование приложений одновременно для разных систем.
  • Запуск не протестированных приложений без риска нарушить устойчивую работу системы или потерять критичные данные.
  • Совместное использование файлов и приложений разными виртуальными машинами за счет использования виртуальной сети.
  • Запуск клиент-серверных и веб-приложений на одном ПК.
  • Запуск на одном ПК нескольких виртуальных компьютеров и моделирование работы локальной сети.
  • Полная поддержка Windows 10.
  • Миграция Windows 10 ПК на виртуальную машину.
  • Поддержка новых гостевых ОС: Ubuntu 15.04, Fedora 22, CentOS 7.1, RHEL 7.1, Oracle Linux 7.1, VMware Project Photon.
  • Поддержка графических технологий: DirectX 10, OpenGL 3.3.
  • Операции управления питанием на виртуальных машинах.
  • Расширенные возможности пользователя.
  • Поддержка сетей IPv6 NAT.
  • Поддержка открепления и перетаскивания вкладок на другие окна Workstation Pro.
  • Автоматическая приостановка работы виртуальной машины при перезагрузке хост-системы.
  • Поддержка мониторов высокого разрешения 4K.
  • Поддержка нескольких мониторов с различным значением DPI (количества точек на дюйм).
  • Поддержка эхоподавления для голосовых и видео вызовов с помощью Microsoft Lync и Skype.
  • Поддержка USB 3.0 в виртуальные машины с Windows 7 (используется последний драйвер Intel).
  • Улучшен стандартный установщик.
  • Настройка сетей NAT в редактор виртуальных сетей на хост-системах Linux.
  • Поддержка настроек использования мыши левой рукой на хост-системах Windows.

 

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Системные требования:
Операционная система:Windows XP,Vista,7,8,10 (x86,x64)
Процессор:1 ГГц
Оперативная память:512 МБ
Место на жестком диске: 720 МБ
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Размер: 415 МБ
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Oracle VM for x86 vs VMware vSphere

Now a days Linux based hypervisors are ruling the datacenters around the world . VMware vSphere and Oracle VM for x86 are two major players in this hypervisor market today. So i would like to compare these products to make the system architect clear about how each prodcut can compete each other. This article is  based my experience and  not to create fake impression on any of these products.

VMware vSphere vs Oracle VM for X86:  Equivalent Products:

Vendor VMware Oracle
Hypervisor VMware ESXi Oracle VM Server  (OVS)
Centralized Manager VMware vCenter Server Oracle VM Manager (OVM)
Client VMware  vSphere Client              NA

 

VMware vSphere:Overview

VMware vSphere is software bundle which includes VMware ESXi Hypervisor , VMware vCenter Server and vSphere Client.VMware hypervisor needs to be installed on actual physical servers. VMware vCenter can be installed on Windows server operating systems to manage the complete VMware infrastructure.  You can also use the vCenter appliance instead of using windows based vcenter server and it can be download from VMware website.Prior to VMware vSphere 5.1, webclient was not supported and you need to use VMware vSphere client to connect to vCenter server.Webclient is available from 5.1 and you can manage the vSphere environment from web. This is product is not free.You need to pay for product and support.It also has variours licensing to utlize all the feautres of it.

Let’s see how the infrastructure looks on VMware vSphere environment.

VMware vSphere Environment

VMware has more market shares than any other hypervisor in today’s date. 

Oracle VM for X86 :Overview

Oracle VM for x86 is Xen based hypervisor. You have to install the Oracle VM server (OVS) hypervisor on physical machine and Oracle VM manager need to be installed on oracle enterprise linux .  You need to access the OVM manager through web using https. There is no client available unlike VMware vSphere to connect the OVM server or OVS server. Since this product product from oracle ,they are tightly integrating the oracle database, oracle middlewares and RAC to support OVS hypervisors. This product is completely free to download and use. However you need to pay for support but less than VMware support price. So TOC is very less compare to VMware.

Ler see how oracle VM for X86 architecture looks.

Oracle VM for X86

 

Here is the features comparison of both the products based my experience.

Points  to Note VMware vSphere Oracle VM for X86
Possible to manage over web? Yes. From 5.1 onwards Yes
Easy to manage from Manager console? Yes No. The web page is quite complex to  manage
Physical Memory supported per guest (VM) 1TB 2TB
No of vCPU  supported on guest(VM) 64 (vSphere 5.1) 128
Maximum VM Disk size 62TB 10TB
Possible to add multiple LUNS to storage Repository? Yes. No. You have to use single LUN for each repository
Is it possible to run multiple clones at same time ? Yes No. It fails when you initiate second clone
Product is free to download and use ? No. Yes
Licensing Complex Easy
Integrated support Need to contact various vendors Since DB, Middleware from oracle, You just need to deal with oracle in most of the cases.
Possible to browse the directory from web page to upload files ? Yes. Easy to upload files to datastores You need to use http or ftp link to upload the files
Networking Easy to configure and use. Complex.
Bugs? Less, Compare to OVM. More, compare to VMware.
Guests OS supported 88 Guest operating systems supported 13 Guests operating systems supported
ESXi/VM Monitoring VMware is the best and we can get nice graphs Oracle VM doesn’t have such cool monitoring within it
Linux command will work? No. Yes.
Is it possible to create a multiple users on Manager? Yes. You can even provide the role accounts. No. You have to use single user account to manage everything.
Is it possible to do SAN Live migration? Yes No.
Distributed resource scheduler? Its works for CPU, Memory, Storage load Its works for CPU and network
Distributed power management? Yes. Yes

Both the products uses their own virtualization aware  cluster  filesystem. VMware uses VMFS and Oracle VM uses OCFS2. Since Oracle VM is using the Linux Xen virtualization, so Linux based guest OS are faster than in VMware vSphere environment.

Conclusion: 

Both VMware vsphere and Oracle VM has its own advantages and disadvantages. But VMware has edge with wonderful Manager web-console and   ultimate storage and networking features.OVM may not have nice web interface as VMware but oracle is compensating with support price and amazing offers.I have see some of the customers are using both the products and OVM is exclusively used for oracle enterprise Linux with oracle database. Oracle VM manager can also be integrated with oracle VM for SPARC(LDOM). SPARC architecture supports only oracle solaris  operating system.

So its up to the customers that what products they want to use it. If they want to reduce the total ownership cost, then can for Oracle VM .If you are looking for robust features and easy administrative manager console , then you have to choose VMware.

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Mac OS X 10.4.8 Tiger x86 VMware Installation Guide – Zivo NiX BLog

Mac OS X 10.4.8 Tiger x86 VMware Installation Guide

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Ever wanted to try out the famous Mac OS X operating system for yourself without getting a mac? Now you can, by using the x86 emulation software VMware Workstation (or Server), and to make it better, on a PC running Windows! Read on for more information:

Ever since Apple made the move to Intel processors, hackers have been trying hard to modify the x86 version of OS X to run on a PC. And, of course, they have indeed succeeded in doing it. Various hackers have released hacked ISO torrents that can be installed on PCs. However, this violates the Apple EULA agreement and there are legal issues with using the ISOs. The legal ways to obtain a copy would be:

1) Become an Apple Developer ($500 membership)

2) Buy a real mac, deactivate the copy of OS X and install it on a PC (this way would be pointless because the whole point is to run OS X without getting a mac). This way also somewhat violates the EULA because the agreement says that you can’t run OS X on non-Apple hardware.

Its best to get a legal copy of the ISO because then you can install the software without worry about malicious software or about the software phoning home.

With that said, lets begin.

System Requirements:

  • Processor supporting SSE2 or SSE3 instructions (Use CPU-Z for Windows to check)
  • Windows 2000 or higher/Linux (Mandrake, SUSE, or Red Hat)

  • 512MB of RAM (strongly recommended)

  • 6GB minimum hard drive space

  • 8MB of VRAM

  • DVD-RW drive if you are burning the ISO

Software Requirements:

  • VMware Server (Free) or VMware Workstation 5 (commercial, recommended) or higher. VMware 6 is recommended. Note: VMware ACE Editions apparently do not work with networking in Mac OS X. Read More Attention Vista users: VMware Workstation 5.5 will not work. You need Workstation 6
  • Mac OS x86 ISO; For test purposes ONLY, in this guide the “JaS Mac OS X 10.4.8 Intel/AMD SSE2 SSE3 PPF1+PPF2” ISO will be used. Mac specific DVDs cannot be used.

  • Burning software to burn the ISO to DVD (optional, recommended)

  • Blank 4.7GB DVD+R/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW disc (if you are burning)

Step 1: Install software

Install all the software that is required. VMware is mandatory. If you are going to burn the ISO file to a DVD (recommended), you will need burning software such as NTI CD/DVD Maker or Nero Burning ROM. If you aren’t going to burn the disc, then you will need drive emulation software such as Daemon Tools or Virtual Clone Drive.

Step 2a: Burn the ISO (if you are burning)

Use your favourite burning software to burn the ISO image to DVD. Insert the bruned DVD into your optical drive.

Step 2b: Mount the image (if you are not burning)

Mount the OS x86 DVD ISO file in Daemon Tools or Virtual Clone Drive (You can use Alcohol 120% if you want). You cannot mount the ISO directly in VMware because VMware cannot properly read HFS+ images (thats the format the Mac OS ISO is in)

Step 3: Configure VMware

Note: In this guide, VMware Workstation 6 will be used. VMware Server or Workstation 5 can be used, but Workstation 6 is strongly recommended.

– Windows NT Works very well– Other , Other– Linux , Other Linux– Other , FreeBSD

  • Give the machine a name. Click Next

  • Speed-up tip: Store the virtual machine in a partition or hard disk that is separate from the current partition/hard disk that you are currently using. This will make the virtual machine somewhat faster.

  • Click “Use network address translation (NAT)” if you are using a official legal copy of OS x86 or “Use host-only networking” if you are using a hacked ISO image (for test purposes, of course 🙂 to prevent Mac OS X from registering itself during installation

  • Choose a disk size (6GB is minimum). If you choose 6GB, you will have 1.5GB of space left after installation for your own programs. Any size is OK as long as you have the hard drive space. Check the “Allocate all disk space now” checkbox (not necessary, but it improves speed). Choose “Split disk into 2GB files” if you are putting the virtual machine on a FAT32 partition. Click Finish and wait till the virtual disk is created.

  • Click on “Floppy” and click Remove (You don’t need floppies for OS X)

  • Click on “Memory” and on the right, adjust the memory amount to about half your actual system memory.

  • Click “CD-ROM (IDE 1…” and on the right, select your virtual image drive/physical drive from the drop-down menu. Click OK to return back to Home. Close VMware Workstation or Server.

  • If you wish, you can click “Add” to add a USB Controller (not tested)

Step 4: Edit VMware config file

  • Navigate to the folder where you placed your virtual machine

  • Open the “VMware Configuration File” with Notepad

  • Add the line: paevm=”true” to the end of the file

  • Note: For networking in 10.4.8, add the line ethernet0.virtualDev=”e1000″ to the file

  • Note: Sometimes, the line scsi0.present=”TRUE” won’t work. Change it to scsi0.present=”FALSE”. However, on the test machine, this was not required.

  • Speed-up tip: set the guestOS line to “guestOS = “darwin”

  • Save the file. The end result should look somewhat like this:

Step 5: Configure VM BIOS

This is not exactly necessary, but it will make the VM a lot faster

  • Go back into VMware and click the green triangle to start your machine

  • Quickly click inside the VM window (this lets you control the VM)

  • Quickly tap F2 to enter the BIOS

  • Disable all Serial ports, Parallel ports, and Floppy Disk controllers

  • Press F10 to save and exit. The machine will reboot.

Step 6: Partition/Format the hard drive

  • If you have mounted the ISO/inserted the DVD, the machine should boot to the DVD. It prompts you to press any key to continue Mac OS X installation. Click inside the screen and press a key to start the installer

  • Note: If you are using a JaS 10.4.8 image without PPF1, the image will not boot in VMware.

  • After a long log/script of commands, the friendly installer screen will come up telling you to choose a language. Choose a language and click the Arrow to Continue

  • The DVD will prepare the installer and the main screen will come up

  • In the Utilities menu, choose Disk Utility

  • In Disk Utility, choose your VMware hard drive from the left. In the main area, click the Partition tab

  • Set the “Volume Scheme” to one partition

  • Give the partition a name

  • Make sure the format is set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”

  • Make sure all the hard drive space is used

  • Click Partition, Partition

  • Once the process is done, click the red X button to close Disk Utility and relaunch the installer

  • Note: If you are using a JaS 10.4.8 image that is not patched with PPF2, the new partition will not be usable. Get a new image OR use a previous version image (10.4.7, etc.) to partition.

  • At the main installer screen, click ‘Continue’

  • Choose your newly formatted virtual HD and click Continue again

  • This part is a bit tricky:

  • The Printer Drivers and the Hardware support are useless. You can install the Language Translations and Additional Fonts if you use a language other than English. You can install X11 if you want to (It lets you run Linux packages). Finally, choose the patch that is right for your CPU (AMD or Intel). Choose everything you need and click Install

  • Wait for the installation to complete

  • At the end, the virtual machine will restart

  • Note: If you get a Kernel stack error in VMware after installation, ignore it and click OK

  • After the machine restarts, if all goes well, Mac OS X should boot!

  • Here’s a screenshot to prove it:

  • Speed-up tip – After installation, go to System\Library\Extensions and delete AppleTPMACPI.kext if it exists\

  • Speed-up tip – Disable Dock Magnification

END OF INSTRUCTIONS

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Notes:

  • Press Ctrl + Alt to toggle between host and guest OS

  • VMware Tools is currently not available for OS X so you cannot run the VM at high resolutions. Some hackers are working on a way to use the Linux VMware Tools image to install it on OS X

  • The processor speed is equivalent to that of a low end G3

  • The VM is usable, and more responsive than PearPC

If you are looking for the speed-up tips and all those other tweaks that were here before, The links to them (now seperate pages) are below:

Other OSx86 VMware Resources from PCWiz:

For additional help

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To get info on how to convert your VM to run natively on your computer, see this guide

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Установка Android в VMware Workstation

Установка гостевой операционной системы Android 4.4 RC2 в VMware Workstation. Пошаговая инструкция установки мобильной системы Android на виртуальную машину

Для установки гостевой операционной системы Android в виртуальную машину VMware Workstation выполните следующие действия:

1. Скачать дистрибутив операционной системы Android 4.4 RC2

http://www.android-x86.org/download

Рис.1 Веб-сайт www.android-x86.org2. Запустить программу VMware Workstation

3. В главном меню выбрать File > New Virtual Machine

4. В открывшемся окне мастера выбрать тип конфигурирования Typical.

5. В диалоговом окне Guest Operationg System Installation необходимо выбрать, откуда будет устанавливаться операционная система. Необходимо установить радиокнопку в пункте Installer disk image file (iso) и указать путь к iso образу операционной системы Android 4.4.

6. В следующем окне программа VMware Workstation определит операционную систему как FreeBSD. В диалоговом окне Name the Virtual Machine в поле Name, вместо стоящего по умолчанию имени, можно указать свое название для виртуальной машины – Android 4.4, а также выбрать путь к директории, где будут находиться все файлы.

Рис.2 Диалоговое окно назначения имени виртуальной машины7. В следующем диалоговом окне необходимо указать размер виртуального диска, а также определить еще несколько опций. Размер виртуального диска можно оставить по умолчанию.

8. На завершающем этапе конфигурирования виртуальной машины в диалоговом окне Ready to Create Virtual Machine нажать кнопку Customize Hardware для увеличения количества оперативной памяти. Для увеличения быстродействия гостевой системы желательно установить не менее 2 Гб ОЗУ.

Рис.3 Диалоговое окно итоговой конфигурации виртуальной машины9. Для установки Android на виртуальный диск в диалоговом окне выбора режима загрузки необходимо выбрать пункт Install Android-x86 to harddisk

Рис.4 Диалоговое окно выбора режима загрузки10. В следующем окне Choose Partition необходимо создать новый раздел на виртуальном диске, выбрать Create/Modify partitions

Рис.5 Диалоговое окно выбора раздела11. Далее необходимо создать новый раздел и сделать его основным, выбрать команды New > Primary

Рис.6 Диалоговое окно задания параметров нового раздела

Рис.7 Диалоговое окно задания отдельных параметров нового раздела12. Далее необходимо указать размер раздела. Выделить все свободное пространство на виртуальном диске.

Рис.8 Диалоговое окно задания отдельных параметров нового раздела13. Сделать раздел загрузочным, выбрав команду Bootable

Рис.9 Диалоговое окно задания отдельных параметров нового раздела14. Записать все изменения, выбрав команду Write

Рис.10 Диалоговое окно уточнения параметров действий15. В окне с предупреждением о том, что применив все изменения можно потерять всю информацию на диске, в строке подтверждения записи изменений ввести yes (при вводе команды yes, последняя буква не отображается, в любом случае все будет работать).

Рис.11 Диалоговое окно уточнения параметров действий16. Выход Quit

Рис.12 Диалоговое окно уточнения параметров действий17. Выбрать созданный раздел для установки Android sda1 Linux VMware Virtual I > OK

Рис.13 Диалоговое окно выбора раздела для установки Android18. В диалоговом окне выбора файловой системы указать формат ext3

Рис.14 Диалоговое окно выбора файловой системы19. Подтвердить форматирование командой Yes

Рис.15 Диалоговое окно запроса на форматирование раздела20. На запрос системы об установки специального загрузчика GRUB выбрать команду Yes

Рис.16 Диалоговое окно запроса на установку GRUB21. На запрос о том, чтобы системный каталог был доступен для чтения и записи, выбрать команду Yes

Рис.17 Диалоговое окно выбора функция для системного каталога

Рис.18 Процесс установки Android22. По завершении процесса инсталляции система сообщает, что установка Android успешно завершена, необходимо выбрать Reboot для перезагрузки и начала работы в новой системе.

Рис.19 Диалоговое окно параметров запуска

Рис.20 Android 4.423. Размонтировать ISO образ

a. Открыть настройки виртуальной машины с OS Android

  • Вкладка Hardware > CD/DVD (IDE)
c. Установить радиокнопку в пункте Use physical drive

24. Отключить переход виртуальной машины в спящий режим

  • Открыть настройки OS Android
  • Выбрать Экран > Спящий режим
c. Установить радиокнопку в пункте Не отключать

Автор: Галашина Надежда Евгеньевна, преподаватель по предмету "Защита информации" в Академии ЛИМТУ НИУ ИТМО Санкт-ПетербургаИсточник: comss.ru

 

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Experience Android KitKat in VMware Workstation - VMware Workstation Zealot

KitKat is the latest Android release from Google with a lot of attractive changes both inside and outside. Before it hits every Android phone out there, you certainly have a new way to experience it with a very simple set up in VMware Workstation 10.

Last week, our team was very excited to see that the latest Android x86 release (a.k.a. 4.4 RC1) supports VMware virtual machines. Details are available in the release note at  http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-4-rc1.

I downloaded the ISO file and successfully set it up to run within Workstation 10 but you need to be aware of a couple tips and tricks. The part that you need to notice during installation is that once the Android ISO file is selected, it will be detected as FreeBSD and 256 MB of memory is assigned by default which was not enough to power on the VM without errors. After a few trials of modifying the memory settings of the VM, I found out that 4 GB of virtual memory could sufficiently make it run in a very smooth style.

Upon successful VM power up you will need to walk through a manual installation of Linux which is not covered in this article. However if during the installation you run into any problem when creating and formatting the disk, here is a brief reference you can use as a guide, https://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/2010/05/google-android-running-on-your-workstation.html. One thing to note is VMware Tools are not supported for Android.

Here is screenshot during successful power up of the KitKat VM before it boots into the GUI.

Once the Android VM was setup and I powered on the VM, KitKat worked very well as you can see from the screenshot below. You can surf the web and use most of the Android application, mouse curser/clicks mimic the touch screen input, and I also tried to run it on Microsoft Surface tablet, where you can really leverage the touch screen to operate the Android VM. While most of applications I tried worked well, Google Maps App could not be rendered properly at the moment.

Here is a screenshot of the Main Android Home Screen.

Below is another screenshot of KitKat browsing VMware website.

Another minor issue I discovered is that once the KitKat VM falls into sleep mode, I could not wake it up when there is no physical power button, so I had to reboot it. A simple workaround is going to the KitKat Settings -> Display -> Sleep, and check “Never time out of inactivity”.

Please let us know feedback running Android x86 VM in VMware Workstation since we’d love to make this a great way to experience Android OS.

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