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Following up to my previous post on disabling debugging im VMware Server Beta I played around with altering the virtual machine vmx configuration files directly.

I had the idea while playing around with VMware Player, when I tried to change settings originally not forseen from within the interface...

Some editing of a vmx file of VMware Server proved that debugging could also be disabled on a per-VM basis, even if the hack of my previous howto was not applied.

Simply add these two lines to any vmx file (on linux you'll usually find them at /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines):

debug = FALSE
logging = FALSE

I did not notice any difference if logging was either TRUE or FALSE, but as the Beta tends to log just about anything, it most definitely has an (small) impact in performance.

The debug flag is however worth it in any case. I'm sure this is the official way to disable debugging pretty much the samy way as the management console will do in the final release.
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