Configure a VMware Workstation VM

This topic provides example instructions for using the Virtual Machine Configuration wizard to set up the virtual machine configuration for a VMware Workstation virtual machine. This example assumes that you have already set up the virtual and host machines as explained in Set up a VMware Workstation VM for Install Capture.

  1. Start AppDNA.

  2. From the menus, choose Edit > Settings.

  3. On the left side of the Settings dialog box, click Install Capture.

  4. On the Virtual Machines tab, click New and then click Next.

  5. In the Virtual machine configuration details step, enter a name and description for the virtual machine configuration, and then select VMware Workstation.

  6. In the VMware Workstation virtual machine step, specify the path to the virtual machine’s VMX file.

  7. In the Virtual machine snapshot step, select the snapshot that you created when you were setting up the virtual machine and then click Next. The virtual machine opens within the console and the wizard performs a series of checks.

  8. In the Virtual machine connection step, enter the IP address of the virtual machine. Generally you do not need to change the Remote Admin TCP port.

  9. In the Capture Output Location step, select Copy results to network share (faster) and specify the output folder that you created on the AppDNA machine earlier. Make sure you use a UNC path and identify the client or server machine by its host name or IP address – for example, \\AppDNAMachine\AppDNAOutput.

  10. In the Virtual machine state step, select Power off and take snapshot (recommended), click Next, and then click Finish.

    The Install Capture page in the Settings dialog box displays the virtual machine configuration.

  11. Click Save.

The virtual machine configuration appears in the list of virtual machine configurations on the Install Capture tab in the Import Applications screen.

Configure a VMware Workstation VM