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unfortunately I've never used Tomcat with Windows or VMWare. But as the log tells about problems with memory access and JNI one thing I can think of is, that you're using Tomcat with APR support and the requirements for APR to work are not fulfilled. Perhaps you can check the Tomcat homepage if your VMWare installation meets the requirements and if Tomcat is running with APR support.
Or perhaps there's simply some configuration option or something like this for VMware to grant memory access to tomcat. Anyway the size of 1172 MB should be more than enough at least to startup Tomcat.
I hope this helps!
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