Regularly, I'm getting an error message from VMware workstation when my
tmp directory consume the whole partition space. This freezes the running machines and closes all machines.
So I decided to change VMware default directory to another disk.
Step #1 | Close VMware workstation
First, close VMware workstation and make sure that there is no background process running.
Step #2 | Edit Vmware Configurations
Open to vmware configuration file as
root user using your favorite editor.
Then add the following line.
tmpDirectory = "/your/new/vmtmp/"
Note: It's recommended to make a new directory and not make the temp files hanging with your other files.
Step #3 | Run VMware Workstation
Now run VMware workstation and fire-up a machine. You'll immediately see a new directory being created for that machine