So I have to setup a new machine for someone, and going the VMWare route for some essential bits (Running ESXi) it turns out that every VM I try to run gives me this fun errorÂ 1036521.
VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0). vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/
What the heck is this?Â It sure could have been made a little more legible but it means that your BIOS needs to have the hardware assist turned on for virtualization.Â This kind of thing just reminds me so much of OS/2 and it’s SYSXXXX errors from back in the day.
Speaking of, once VMWare was running the display was incredibly tiny.Â This image really doesn’t do it justice, but it’s frankly impossible to read.
There isn’t much in the way of help for VMWare Player (aka freeloader) version users, however some playing around and I found an acceptable solution.
Simply find the shortcut’s location and jump to the compatibility tab, and set the “Override high DPI scaling to “System (Enhanced)”, hit OK and you are now good to go!
Now you can actually read what is going on.Â Also for anyone who cares, MS OS/2 1.21 really should be on a 100MB disk or so.. large disks & VMWare’s IDE don’t play along so well.
VMWare Workstation has the same problem on High DPI, and while turning on DPI scaling overriding makes the picture larger, it completely messes up mouse in the guest.
I wonder if Workstation 14 fixes this. VirtualBox has two ways of scaling guest display – fixed percentage, or by having the guest display scale to window, either of these would be nice to have in VMWare.
I haven’t tried the mouse! I was so fixated on just being able to read it…
I guess the real solution is to forget 4k+++ screens and drop back to 1920×1080 or so..
I actually switched to VirtualBox for a lot of my testing, because despite it having worse graphic driver, the ability to scale guest display makes it more usable than Workstation.
And I’d never return to regular DPI now – text is so nice on 5k 🙂
I need nested ESXi… Sigh. Although KVM can run ESXi, I guess I should try VBOX.
Unfortunately, VMWare Workstation 14 Player does not fix the unfortunate unusable mouse side effect.
nor does 15 🙁