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VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

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Configuring advanced storage

In VMware Workstation virtual machines, you have lots of options to work with virtual machine disks. Some of the most common advanced scenarios will be discussed in the following sections. You'll read about using raw devices as disks in a virtual machine, mounting virtual machine disk files from a Linux host operating system, and changing some properties of virtual disks.

Using devices as virtual machine disks

When a virtual machine is being created, the virtual machine will use a virtual machine disk file by default. In some situations, it may be preferable to use a raw device instead of a virtual machine disk file, particularly if the performance matters. As VMware Workstation always uses a filesystem on a host operating ...

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