Re: Fedora 9 and VMWare Server

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Christopher A. Williams wrote:
On Sat, 2008-07-19 at 22:39 -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
Michael Eager wrote:
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.

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:
Aha! There's a hint here (see below).

I don't see vmware-server in the above list.
This is what got built and started on my machine:

Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                 [  OK  ]
   Virtual ethernet                                        [  OK  ]
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                       [  OK  ]
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)        [  OK  ]
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet2                       [  OK  ]
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)        [  OK  ]
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                              [  OK  ]
   Starting VMware virtual machines...                     [  OK  ]
How does this compare with your build?
...And here's the other shoe dropping. You are each running different
builds of VMware Server!

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
Same as me, but it runs on a different port number on my machine.   YMMV
The difference you are seeing between the two is that one of you is
running VMware Server version 1.0.6 while the other one is running the
pre-release version of VMware Server 2.0 (currently at RC1 stage).

VMware Server 1.0.6 works quite well under F9, but VMware Server 2.0 RC1
has many issues, including the ones the OP has noted. I'm not certain
how to overcome these yet, but I know that there are several things that
seem to conflict with regular F9 components. Apache is just for openers.
Other things just plain don't work at all.

I have yet to find a solution for getting 2.0RC1 going. Anyone given it
a try and had success getting it to work yet?
Yes, I'm running 2.0.   It seems I'm not alone.
Jeez, I hate the bleeding edge.  :-)

I'll look into what happens when the startup script
tries to run Web Access, and why it doesn't say [OK]
or [FAILED].  Maybe there is a clue.

Michael Eager	 [email protected]
1960 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306  650-325-8077

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