VM images used between VMWare Workstation and Fusion
Posted on 2014-01-27
I have several VM images which I turn on simultaneously on my PC. When I needed additional RAM for those images which I do not have on my PC, I added my MAC laptop to boot 2-3 of those VMs and work them altogether as a network.
MAC and VM Fusion is very new to me so I might have made a very big mistake by opening required VMs on MAC from the PC's harddisk. I thought this should work well and save me the trouble of copying image files back and forth. This turned out to be a big mistake.
I made some changes on the VMs I booted on the MAC, trying to make them work. However, I must have made bad choices with the display settings (retina) and network.
When I went back to boot those VMs on my PC, I found out their display, network and domain settings are damaged. When I used older snapshots, they were in the same state also.
The network and domain settings, I tried to solve without luck. The display settings were also irreparable - I reinstalled VMTools again. I did not work. So I went back to my backup set and replaced the new (damaged) ones.
There is still one VM which does not have a recent backup so I need some advice on how to repair that if at all possible. Should I consider modifying the VXM file? Or is my problem more severe than that?
In the future, what should I do to use the same VM Image between a PC and a MAC?
Thank you in advance!