Last edit: 06 May 2022


#Windows

  • Please download the latest FydeOS VM image file on our .

  • If you have not installed the VMware virtual machine client, please be sure to obtain the latest version of VMware Workstation Player from the , and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

  • Run VMware Workstation Player and select "Open a Virtual Machine".

    Open a Virtual Machine

  • Select the downloaded FydeOS VM.ova image file.

    Select the image

  • According to the prompt, select the file name and location of the virtual machine to be created.

    Import

  • During the import process, if there is an error about "Import failed, the file has not passed OVF specification check", don't panic! This is a known problem. Just click "Retry" according to the prompts, and the import can still be successfully passed without affecting the use.

  • After completing the import, FydeOS VM appears in your virtual machine resource library. Just click "Play Virtual Machine" to start the FydeOS VM!

    Play virtual machine

#macOS

  • Please download the latest FydeOS VM image file on our .

  • If you have not installed VMware Fusion, please be sure to obtain the latest version of VMware Fusion for Mac from the , and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

  • Run VMware Fusion, click the "File" menu and select "Import".

    Import

  • Select the downloaded FydeOS VM.ova image file, and click "Continue".

    Select the image

  • According to the prompt, select the file name and location of the virtual machine to be created.

    Creat the new virtual machine

  • During the import process, if there is an error about "Import failed, the file has not passed OVF specification check", don't panic! This is a known problem. Just click "Retry" according to the prompts, and the import can still be successfully passed without affecting the use.

  • After completing the import, click "Finish" to start FydeOS for VMware!

    Finish and start

#Linux

  • Please download the latest FydeOS VM image file on our .

  • If you have not installed the VMware virtual machine client, please be sure to obtain the latest version of the VMware Workstation Player Bundle installation script from the , and run the following command under the command line to complete the installation:

chmod a+x /path/to/your/VMware-Player-xx.x.x-xxxxxx.x86_64.bundle
sudo ./path/to/your/VMware-Player-xx.x.x-xxxxxx.x86_64.bundle
  • Run VMware Workstation Player, and click "Open a Virtual Machine".

    Open

  • Select the downloaded FydeOS VM.ova image file, click according to the prompt to select the file name and location of the virtual machine to be created, and click "Import" to confirm.

    Save a new virtual machine

  • During the import process, if there is an error about "Import failed because the file did not pass the OVF specification check", don't panic! This is a known problem. Just click "Retry" according to the prompts, and the import can still be successfully passed without affecting the use.

  • After the import is complete, click "Finished", as shown in the figure to start FydeOS for VMware!

    Finish and start

  • In some cases, the error "No 3D support is available from the host" will appear:

    Error

You need to modify the configuration file (.vmx file) in the folder where the virtual machine is stored and add mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE" at the end of the configuration file.

Modify configuration file

#VMware ESXi v6.7

  • To use FydeOS for VMware on VMware ESXi v6.7, several conditions need to be met:

    • You have already imported, configured and started FydeOS for VMware on your local device (any OS will do), and it is working correctly.
    • A VMware ESXi v6.7 server instance has been installed and configured.
    • Your local device is on the same subnet as the VMware ESXi v6.7 server, or your local device has access to the ESXi server through any network infrastructure and configuration.
  • If the above conditions are met, you must upload FydeOS for VMware to the ESXi server on your local device. The following describes the procedures under VMware Fusion:

    • First, make sure that FydeOS for VMware is switched off.
    • In the menu bar of VMware Fusion, click on File - Connect to Server.
    • Enter the ESXi connection information that you have configured and click on "Connect" to ensure proper communication
    • In the Virtual Machine Repository, right-click on FydeOS for VMware and select "Upload to Server."
    • Select the corresponding ESXi server as the target and click "Continue" to complete the upload operation
    • Once the upload is complete, you will see FydeOS for VMware in the ESXi control panel; click on Start, and you are ready to go.