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    Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    After struggling for two days trying to get VMware installed on 32-bit Gutsy, I was able finally able to get it going using the following steps.

    Thanks a ton to bkingx for his help in locating the xorg-dev package. Without that, the installer fails to accept any serial numbers, and hence prevents VMWare Server from being properly installed.

    Installation of VMware Server:
    1. Download VMware Server source from the VMware website.

    1a. Be sure to register to recieve your serial number(s)

    2. Extract the archive to some location on your system
    Code:
    tar -zxvf VMware-server*
    3. Ensure that you have some prerequisites installed in order to compile these sources

    Code:
    sudo aptitude install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` xorg-dev xinetd
    4. CD to the newly create folder and run:

    Code:
    sudo ./vmware-install.pl
    5. Select all the default options.


    If you want the web based management user interface (MUI), then follow these additional steps:
    1. Configure the default shell to be bash and not dash.

    Code:
    sudo ln -sf /bin/bash /bin/sh
    2. Return to the VMware website and grab the MUI archive.

    3. Extract the files from the MUI archive.
    Code:
    tar -zxvf VMware-mui*
    4. CD into newly created directory and run:
    Code:
    sudo ./vmware-install.pl
    5. Accept all the defaults.

    6). Access the MUI by pointing your browser to https://[your server ip address]:8333


    When all is said and done, you'll have VMWare running on the machine, and (assuming you installed the MUI as well) will be able to get some basic information about your server via a web browser.
    Last edited by ScatterBrain; November 19th, 2007 at 08:08 PM. Reason: corrected typos
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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    thanks!

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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    do you know how to enable remote login?

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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Somatik View Post
    do you know how to enable remote login?
    Somatik,

    SSH for Root is disabled be default. Best practice is to create a normal user account and use sudo to run your commands.

    FWIW, though, you can enable remote login for root by editing /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change "remoterootlogin" to yes.
    Save, then restart networking sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

    or if you are asking something else, please be a bit more specific.

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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    Thanks bkingx but I was referring to remote vmware-server-console login

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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    If you have installed the MUI, then you should be able to using https://<serverip>:8333
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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Somatik View Post
    Thanks bkingx but I was referring to remote vmware-server-console login
    You can either download the console client from here and then install it. Or, like bkingx said, you can use the MUI which has a download link that will pull the client directly from your server.

    Once you have installed the console client, you can use it connect to the VMware server to control, create, delete or modify virtual machines.

    I've always set the root password on the Ubuntu host, that way I can use root to logon to the server through the console client and have full control. This isn't an Ubuntu recommended procedure, but I've done it out of old habits.

    Code:
    sudo passwd root
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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    I was able to log in using my normal user acount with the previous versions of vmware-server-console, this is not the case any more

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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Somatik View Post
    I was able to log in using my normal user acount with the previous versions of vmware-server-console, this is not the case any more
    I'm able to do that without any problems.

    Is it denying you access to logon, or preventing you from creating Virtual Machines?
    Last edited by ScatterBrain; October 26th, 2007 at 03:09 PM. Reason: correcting typos
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    Re: Iinstallation of VMware 1.0.4 on Gutsy Server 32-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by ScatterBrain View Post
    I'm able to do that without any problems.

    Is it denying you access to logon, or preventing you from creating Virtual Machines?
    it is preventing me to logon from an other machine in my network, local logon works.

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