Force Shutdown on VMWare Player

Here a simple tip for VMWare users. If you have set the memory allocation of your VMPlayer to be high and one day wake up with error saying it cannot start the VM because there is not enough memory on the host, here is what you can do:

1. Adjust the VMWare memory allocation to a lesser value. Closing the VMWare will not commit the changes on the memory allocation till you shutdown the VM itself. This is the problem, you cannot shutdown the VM unless you can start it.
2. To workaround this problem, go to the folder where the VM file reside and delete the .VMSS file. Open your VM , by then the memory allocation had been applied and the memory allocation problem is resolved.

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Jay said…
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Marvin said…
@Jay

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