I am not allowed to download the VMware software from the online store using my credentials. What should I do?
|This is a computing problem not related to the course. The solution depends on your faculty association:|
=== Students of the Computer Science department or students studying in the joint tracks (e.g., Computer Engineering) ===
You should have access to the online VMware store. If you don't, please consult the IT group of the CS department in one of the following ways:
(1) Look at the FAQ of the IT group: http://cswp.cs.technion.ac.il/top-questions-and-answers/
(2) Attend the advising hours dedicated to undergrad students: http://cswp.cs.technion.ac.il/undergradudate-students-advising-hours/
(3) Send an email with your problem to:
=== External students (e.g., students of the Electrical Engineering track) ===
You don't have access to the online VMware store, so your options are:
(1) Install the basic, free version of VMware, called VMware player, from http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ .
This version allows you to open and run any virtual machine, but lacks the "snapshot" feature, which many students find very useful.
(2) Work on a remote virtual desktop through the VDI services provided to all students taking the 234123 course.
More information on the VDI services can be found here: http://cswp.cs.technion.ac.il/vdi-services/
VMware fails to start the virtual machine because "Intel VT-x is disabled". How do I enable it?
|As you've probably come to realize, virtual machines are going to become a standard part of your life during this semester.|
Naturally, some of you might run into problems running a virtual machine the first time.
In the words of Douglas Adams: Don't Panic!
All you need to do is enable virtualization in BIOS. BIOS is a preliminary and minimal operating system that your computer runs on startup,
and which in turn boots up your primary OS. If virtualization is disabled it might prevent you from running any sort of virtual machine on your computer.
To fix this:
(1) Reboot your computer.
(2) Right when the computer is coming up from the black screen, press Delete, Esc, F1, F2, or F4.
Each computer manufacturer uses a different key but it may show a brief message at boot telling you which one to press.
If you miss it the first time, reboot and try again. If you are not able to enter the BIOS via this method, consult your computer’s manual.
(3) In the BIOS settings, find the configuration items related to the CPU. These can be in under the headings Processor, Chipset, or Northbridge.
(4) Enable virtualization; the setting may be called VT-x, AMD-V, SVM, or Vanderpool. Enable Intel VT-d or AMD IOMMU if the options are available.
(5) Save your changes and reboot.
(6) Delete any existing VMs (Machine > Remove ** and select ** Delete all files) and re-import the .vmx file.