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PROBLEM: When copying files from VMWare player to the host (Windows host in this case), you get “Cannot write to local file”.
SOLUTION: Make space. Clear temp and %temp% directories, on your operating system drive.
I was trying to copy 5 GB of files from my VMWare player guest OS Kali Linux to my Windows Host. VMWare player displays Copying file “part2.rar” from virtual machine and exits with “Cannot write to local file. Cancelling the file copy operation.”.
This knowledge base from vmware hints disabling tempfs in linux operating systems. https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2056353
I looked at the temp and %temp% windows directories and dicovered the below temp location where VMWarePlayer copies the files from the VM Guest, and from there it copies to the destination directory in the host OS.
My Operating System drive C: was full, and I had to clear the temp directories and free up some space to do 5 GB copy operation from WMWare Player Guest Kali Linux to Windows Host.
Let’s say you want to create a virtual machine with Apache Cloudstack or an IAAS provider like SchubergPhilis that has a Apache Cloud Stack based client called Cosmic Client. Follow the instructions below:
I am not going to explain in words, but the pictures below, point you to places you need to click and edit. If any of the settings below don’t work, chances are that you might have chosen an incorrect VPC, Tier, offering, feel free to reach our to your cloud provider for assistance.
1. Let’s start by adding a VPC, that is a Virtual Private Cloud.
2. Give it a Name, Choose a Zone, Super CIDR (the subnet range within the Virtual Private Cloud), and a VPC offering as advised by your cloud provider.
3. Once the VPC is created, click on Create network to Add new tier.
Give it a Name, Choose a network offering, provide the gateway address, a subnet mask.
4. Once the Tier is created, Click on the Virtual Machines, to add a new VM.
5. Next screen, click on Add Instance
6. Select a zone. Choose either ISO or Template. Choose ISO, if you would like to use an ISO image as bootable media and install the Operating System yourself. Choose Template, if you would like to choose from preinstalled Operating System VM templates.
We are going to choose ISO for this example.
7. Choose an ISO image.
8. Choose the amount of RAM, CPU from the available offerings.
9. Choose the required HDD size.
11. Give an IP address for this machine
13. Give a hostname and hit Launch VM
14. Once the VM is created, Click the View Console icon to access the running VM
15. Your VM is ready, you can start installing and perform the required work.
In case you get any Network Errors during the creation of VPC, or Tiers, ask your IAAS Cloud provider for assistance.