This issue has bugged me for well over 5 years. VMWARE has some weird issue – mainly with Linux hosts where the keyoard goes crazy and a single key press cause a million entries to appear. Much like the stoned virus of circa 1989 that really got to me when it ruined my Wing Commander install!
Anyway – this problem gets worse with the distributed IDC/Cloud. So just add this little line to the advnced properties of any (read all) hosts.
keyboard.typematicMinDelay = 2000000
While one normally uses SSH or RDP to get to remote machines – when boot strapping, or post cloning and need to change a mac address binding or any other of small thing, this keyboard bug will drive you nuts. Especially when a 30 second downtime blows out. And all you want to do is edit 2 or 3 characters.
Breath…. please take this all and be happy as I am now. 😉