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Linux Tips and Tricks

Running Headless(NoGUI) VMPlayer VMs

Environment: VMs under Linux Host

Sometimes, you will find the need to run or start VMs from the command line especially when you are working remotely. This can be done using VMware VIX API. If not yet done, download the VMware VIX API for Linux from VMware Website and install it on the same host where VMs are created and execute vmrun as follows to start/stop your VMs.

To START your VM: vmrun -T player start /path/to/yourVM/myVM.vmx nogui

To STOP your VM: vmrun -T player stop /path/to/yourVM/myVM.vmx soft

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