Fedora 9 and VMWare Server

Michael Eager eager at eagercon.com
Sun Jul 20 02:09:49 UTC 2008

Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> Mike Burger wrote:
>>> Has anyone been able to get VMWare Server running on F9?
>>> I've installed VMWare Server from the rpm, run the config
>>> script and everything seems to be installed correctly.
>>> When I try to connect to the web management server, it
>>> tells me that the server is not responding.
>> Noting that I've not worked, yet, with VMWare, at all, I still think the
>> question needs to be asked:
>> Did you start the VMWare server processes?
> An easier question (based on how VMWare is packaged) is did you run the 
> vmware-config.pl script that comes with the RPM?  It will shutdown any 
> running services, and compile the necessary kernel modules for your 
> running kernel (if you haven't made them already, and, no, just 
> installing the RPM does not do this), and then start them up again.

Thanks, all.

I had run the vmware-config program and started the server, but
I decided to try restarting the server.  It complained that I needed
to run vmware-config again, so I did.  It built all modules without
error and started all of the VMware services.

One thing which looks odd is that when the vmware-config script
starts VMware Services, that the line "VMware Virtual Infrastructure
Web Access" doesn't have either [OK] or [FAILED] after it.

> After that (if it was successful), you should be able to connect to the 
> server.

No such luck.  Starting the browser and pointing to localhost:
gives me a VI Web Access dialog (as before), but entering in
the admin user/password results in a complaint that the server
is not responding, and suggests that I check that the server is
running and accepting connections.

The following processes are running:

If I go to https://localhost:902, I get the following line:
   220 Vmware Authentication Daemon Version 1.10; SSL Required,
   ServerDaemonProtocol:SOAP, MKSDisplayProtocol:VNC , VMXARGS supported

I'll try following Chris' pointer to HowToForge, but if any
of this looks hinky, please let me know.

Michael Eager	 eager at eagercon.com
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