div class='cap-left'/>

VMware Workstation - [Bug] Leaking Comitted Memory

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Personally I use VMware Workstation 12 allot for building EPM environment for testing and developing reasons. Today I discovered a nasty issue, which appears to be a bug.

Issue Description

When using VMware Workstation v12.5.x on Windows 10 with the creative update installed, the virtual print driver leaks committed memory over a short period of time to a 100%. Only Windows based VM's seem to be affected.

I confirmed that e.g. Linux based VM's are not effected. From personal experience Windows Core based VM's also seems to be OK, but I cannot 100% confirm this.

Solution / Workaround

VMware is still investigating the issue, however in the mean while disabling virtual printing in VMware Workstation seems to be a valid workaround.

GeekStuff (EPM): Oracle EPM HFM and Oracle DB 12c

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


At the time of writing the latest available PSU .204 for HFM does not support Oracle Database 12c yet. Although it works well, it doesn't work out-of-the-box.

Can't wait for Oracle to officially support Oracle DB 12c? Read on!

Tools-EPM is now available for Linux/UNIX!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

I am happy to announce that Tools-EPM is now available for Linux/Unix as well (previously only for Windows)!

Tools-EPM provides various command-line based utilities that simplify the daily tasks of an
technical EPM consultant/engineer.

Read all about it here.