VMWare bios

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by ImaT, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. ImaT

    ImaT MDL Junior Member

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    i feel stupid but i remember them was a way the the vm can read the bios info off the host. i remember adding a line to some file but can't remember
     
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  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Add SMBIOS.reflectHost = TRUE to your vmx file.


    Enabling the Physical Hardware's OEM ID to Be Seen by the Virtual Machine

    Each virtual machine is automatically assigned an Original Equipment Manufacturer ID (OEMID), comprising the Manufacturer and Product Name, which is stored in the SMBIOS system information descriptor. It can be accessed by standard SMBIOS scanning software and used for systems management in the same way you use the OEMID of a physical computer.

    By default, the Manufacturer string is "VMware, Inc." and the Product Name string is "VMware Virtual Platform".

    If the virtual machine's configuration file has the option

    SMBIOS.reflectHost = TRUE

    then the Manufacturer and Product Name strings in the virtual machine are the same as the Manufacturer and Product Name of the host system.

    These strings are updated (copied from the host BIOS to the virtual machine BIOS) on every virtual machine BIOS POST (Power On Self Test).
     
  3. ImaT

    ImaT MDL Junior Member

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    #3 ImaT, Aug 28, 2009
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    thank you. worked great
    is the a guide on modding the bios for a 2.1 slic
    using vmware 6.5.3.8888 x64
     
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  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Think it is just for modding slic 2.0 but it should work just the same for slic 2.1