06 April, 2009

VmRun Command

I've been recently tailoring a WinXp virtual machine to accelerate the OS initialization. To measure the impacts I've created a script that repeatedly times the starting of the VM. In particular, I'm measuring how long it takes between initiated startup and the time it takes before I can ping the virtual machine.

The first challenge was to decode the vmware-cmd (now vmrun) syntax. The following is an example of how you can start a virtual machine.

vmrun -T -h '' -u vmadmin -p 'vmadminpassword' start "[standard] JltvWinXp/JltvWinXp.vmx"

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