i have a file called rc.vmware in /etc/rc.d/ which i call as follows
when i run vmware:
bash rc.vmware start
and stop as follows after shutting down vmware:
bash rc.vmware stop
i do this from a script like this:
sudo /etc/rc.d/rc.vmware start
sudo /etc/rc.d/rc.vmware stop
after a kernel recompile, you have to re-run vmware-config.pl
though to recreate the vmware modules.
ps. sorry for the late response.