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Old 08-07-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Start a VMWare Session on boot?


Hello Folks

I have a debian box that runs 3 VMware servers. I am curious if there is a way where I can fire these vmware sessions up on boot. I had a situation where the power went out (exhausted my UPS's battery) and was unable to VPN into my network. I'd like to find a way to prevent this from happening again.

Thanks for any help in advanced!
 
Old 08-07-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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If you run VMware server, then if you start vmware, open a guest, options, startup/shutdown, "On host startup"? Or else install Vmware Tools in guest and use 'vmware-cmd yourconfig start'?
 
Old 08-07-2008, 08:11 PM   #3
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i'm using vmware player, but i'll give that a whirl....


thanks so much!
 
Old 08-07-2008, 08:15 PM   #4
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I doubt it'll work with VMware Player, I mean isn't that the stripped-down thing? VMware server is available and is easy to install and configure.
 
Old 08-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #5
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yeah, i'm installing it right now.....

i figured that i would need to install server to do it.... no big deal.

it's compiling the kernel stuff right now... i'll let you know if i get it to work


thanks!
 
Old 08-07-2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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well, that's weird. i installed it, and now i can't get it to browse to where i have them stored. i click on browse and it just sits there and does nothing.......


weeeeeird
 
Old 08-07-2008, 10:30 PM   #7
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Ok - I figured it out, and I'm posting incase someone else gets this, as this stumped the hell out of me --





in order to resolve the browse problem
from
https://secure-support.novell.com/Ka...g/895/3661315_...

1. Open a terminal and su to root.

su

2. Change to the libpng12.so.0 directory.

cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpng12.so.0

3. Rename the libpng12.so.0 file within that directory.

mv libpng12.so.0 libpng12.so.0.old

4. Create a new soft link for this file.

ln -sf /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 libpng12.so.0

5. Now change the the libgcc_s.so.1 directory.

cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1

6. Rename the libgcc_s.so.1 file within that directory.

mv libgcc_s.so.1 libgcc_s.so.1.old

7. Create a new soft link for this file.

ln -sf /lib/libgcc_s.so.1

8. Restart VMware and you should now be able to use the browse option.
/etc/init.d/vmware restart






works like a champ!

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