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    Access Vmware Esxi from Ubuntu

    I want to get control of Vmware Esxi server, but there is no Client available for Ubuntu. Is there any way to access Vmware Esxi from ubuntu 12.04.1?

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    Re: Access Vmware Esxi from Ubuntu

    1. Ensure you have network connectivity before continuing

    2. Get all updates for the server

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get upgrade

    3. Create the mount point for the CDROM

    sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom

    4. Mount the ISO to the folder we created

    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

    5. Change the Directory

    cd /media/cdrom

    6. Copy the tar file from your mounted CDROM/ISO to your /tmp directory

    sudo cp VM*.tar.gz /tmp (Sample Filename: VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873.tar.gz)

    7. Install all these dependencies & build tools

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-server build-essential

    8. Change the Directory

    cd /tmp

    9. Unmount the ISO we mounted earlier

    sudo umount /media/cdrom

    10. Expand the tar

    sudo tar -zxvf VM*.tar.gz

    11. Change Directory

    cd vmware-tools-distrib

    12. Create a special directory

    sudo mkdir /usr/lib64

    13. Run the Install Script

    sudo ./vmware-install.pl

    14. Reboot

    sudo reboot

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    Re: Access Vmware Esxi from Ubuntu

    This is for guest system, I want access Vmware server from another Ubuntu desktop.
    Last edited by ketan985; December 27th, 2012 at 08:27 AM.

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    Re: Access Vmware Esxi from Ubuntu

    It's not possible to do this natively, the VMware client is not available for Linux and it doesn't run under Wine.

    I have a Windows VM running on my workstation just for running the VMware client.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Access Vmware Esxi from Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    It's not possible to do this natively, the VMware client is not available for Linux and it doesn't run under Wine.

    I have a Windows VM running on my workstation just for running the VMware client.
    Yep, it is the worst thing about ESXi (apart from the manual update process of the free version......) being forced to use the Windows only vSphere Hypervisor client.

    Still, you only need a lightweight P.O.S. like XP to run it and a lot of people have that sort of rubbish available.
    Regards, David.
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