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Virtual Machine Specifications

Virtual Machine Specifications

Each virtual machine created with VMware Workstation 3.2 provides a platform that includes the following devices that your guest operating system can see.

Processor

Processor

  • Same processor as that on host computer
  • Single processor per virtual machine on symmetric multiprocessor systems
Chip Set

Chip Set

  • Intel 440BX-based motherboard with NS338 SIO chip
BIOS

BIOS

  • PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6
Memory

Memory

  • Up to 1GB, depending on host memory
  • Maximum of 1GB total available for all virtual machines
Graphics

Graphics

  • VGA and SVGA support
IDE Drives

IDE Drives

  • Up to four devices - disks, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM (DVD drives can be used to read data DVD-ROM discs; DVD video is not supported)
  • Hard disks can be virtual disks or physical disks
  • IDE virtual disks up to 128GB
  • CD-ROM can be a physical device or an ISO image file
SCSI Devices

SCSI Devices

  • Up to seven devices
  • SCSI virtual disks up to 256GB
  • Hard disks can be virtual disks or physical disks
  • Generic SCSI support allows devices to be used without need for drivers in the host OS

    Works with scanners, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, tape drives and other SCSI devices

  • Mylex® (BusLogic) BT-958 compatible host bus adapter (requires add-on driver from VMware for Windows XP and Windows .NET Server)
Floppy Drives

Floppy Drives

  • Up to two 1.44MB floppy devices
  • Physical drives or floppy image files
Serial (COM) Ports

Serial (COM) Ports

  • Up to four serial (COM) ports
  • Output to serial ports, Windows or Linux files, or named pipes
Parallel (LPT) Ports

Parallel (LPT) Ports

  • Up to two bidirectional parallel (LPT) ports
  • Output to parallel ports or host operating system files
USB ports

USB ports

  • Two-port USB 1.1 controller
  • Supports devices including USB printers, scanners, PDAs, hard disk drives, memory card readers and still digital cameras
Keyboard

Keyboard

  • 104-key Windows 95/98 enhanced
Mouse and Drawing Tablets

Mouse and Drawing Tablets

  • PS/2 mouse
  • Serial tablets supported
Ethernet Card

Ethernet Card

  • Up to three virtual Ethernet cards
  • AMD PCnet-PCI II compatible
Sound

Sound

  • Sound output and input
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster® 16, PCM sound compatible (MIDI sound, game controllers and joysticks not supported.)
Virtual Networking and File Sharing

Virtual Networking and File Sharing

  • Nine virtual Ethernet switches (three reserved for bridged, host-only and NAT networking)
  • Virtual Ethernet support includes TCP/IP, NetBEUI, Microsoft Networking, Samba, Novell® NetWare® and Network File System
  • Built-in NAT supports client software using TCP/IP, FTP, DNS, HTTP and Telnet

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