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Re: VMware Server fails to compile with the new kernel

On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 23:49 +0000, Paul Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 11:29 PM, Christopher A. Williams
> <chriswfedora cawllc com> wrote:
> >> >> Do you have the latest vmware-any-any-update?
> >> >>
> >> >> If you do, it may be time to find a newer one....
> >> >>
> >> >> I just installed the new kernel, but I'm still running
> >> >> and I haven't rebooted yet.  Thanks for the warning
> >> >> about vmware!
> >> >
> >> > Thanks, Kevin. I do not know whether I have the latest
> >> > vmware-any-any-update. Where from can I get it?
> >>
> >> I always google for it.
> >>
> >> The last one I downloaded was:
> >>
> >>       vmware-any-any-update117d.tar.gz
> >>
> >> I'm no longer sure where I downloaded it from.
> >>
> >> OTOH, I also recently upgraded from VMware-server-1.0 to
> >> VMware-server-2.0.0-110949.x86_64 and ISTR didn't need
> >> vmware-any-any-update with the new 2.0 server RPM....
> >
> > That's exactly what I was just about to ask. Was this error on VMware
> > Server 1.X or 2.X? That will make a _huge_ difference in how we need to
> > solve this problem...
> Thanks! After having updated VMware Server to version 2, no error was
> returned. However, the problem now is that I do not know how to
> operate this new VMware Server; it asks me for a password and for an
> username; what username/password is that?

Initially, it will ask you to authenticate as root. After that, you get
to create IDs and passwords for others, and assign permissions to them.
You can do this at the server and individual VM level (among other

Also, selinux doesn't get along with VMware Server 2.0 (just like 1.X),
so make sure it's disabled. Permissive mode still will kill it.

Next, you no longer will need the VMware Server Console application. Go
ahead and uninstall that if you have no more 1.x servers around. The new
console is accessed through a browser extension that's installed on
demand in Firefox.

Overall, VMware Server 2.0 is a really, really nice upgrade. I think
you'll like it a lot.



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