LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Suse/Novell
User Name
Password
Suse/Novell This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-04-2007, 11:23 PM   #1
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Rep: Reputation: 45
Anyone get VMware server working in OpenSuSE 10.3?


Just wondering if anyone got VMware server working in OpenSuSE 10.3 x86_64. I installed everything successfully, but when I run the vmware console, nothing happens.

I also followed the instructions in the documentation and ran `vmware` at the command line. Nothing happened.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 11:30 PM   #2
milasch
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Toronto, ON
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
I got vmware workstation working fine, just by installing following the vmware website instructions on my opensuse 10.3 64.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 12:04 AM   #3
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
But how about vmware server, not the commercial vmware workstation?

When I run vmware, it takes like 5 minutes for it to open up the vmware server console, but when I try to connect to the local host, I get an error saying it cannot connect. Any ideas? Im not familiar with using VMware in Linux.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 12:52 AM   #4
swerdna
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Oz
Distribution: openSUSE 10.x
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Micro420 View Post
But how about vmware server, not the commercial vmware workstation?

When I run vmware, it takes like 5 minutes for it to open up the vmware server console, but when I try to connect to the local host, I get an error saying it cannot connect. Any ideas? Im not familiar with using VMware in Linux.
I got it to work no problems in 10.3 using this:
How To: Install VMware server in a Suse 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 Linux Host
 
Old 11-05-2007, 01:14 AM   #5
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Thanks for the guide, swerdna. I will try it tomorrow. Are you using SuSE 10.3 64-bit?
 
Old 11-05-2007, 01:18 AM   #6
leandean
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Burley, WA
Distribution: Sabayon
Posts: 276

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
No problems here with x86_64 using the rpm downloaded from vmware. Ran the configuration script and it fired right up. What are your logs saying??
 
Old 11-07-2007, 06:00 PM   #7
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
My VMWare literally takes about 10 minutes to open! After it opens up, I try powering up a new virtual disk I create but it won't even turn on. It just stalls and I have to kill it.

I downloaded the tarball, not the RPM. It's the same thing, right?
 
Old 11-07-2007, 06:31 PM   #8
swerdna
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Oz
Distribution: openSUSE 10.x
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Micro420 View Post
My VMWare literally takes about 10 minutes to open! After it opens up, I try powering up a new virtual disk I create but it won't even turn on. It just stalls and I have to kill it.

I downloaded the tarball, not the RPM. It's the same thing, right?
Prima facie the tarball is the same, but in truth I've only used the RPM.

Slowness:
Under "Edit Host Settings": I have 900 Mb host RAM allocated out of 2000Mb installed. I used to have 500 allocated when I had only 1000Mb. Speed varies with allocated RAM. It's tolerable with 250 MB. I have 8Gb for the virtual NTFS drive in Windows 2000.

Since it's OK at 500 Mb, if you have adequate RAM and virtual drive space too, I would then wonder about using an RPM, although it's prima facie the same thing really, hmmm?

Swerdna
 
Old 11-07-2007, 06:40 PM   #9
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
EDIT: REBOOT WORKED! VMware server is now working fine. I guess the computer just needed a reboot. I wish VMware Server would have mentioned that after installation.

------------------
I just downloaded and installed the VMware RPM. I still have the same problem where it takes a long time to start up. Maybe I should reboot? I have not rebooted my OpenSuSE 10.3 since it was first released, I think. I may try rebooting my computer, but I don't see why I have to reboot.

My system has 1GB swap and 4GB of RAM.

Last edited by Micro420; 11-07-2007 at 07:21 PM.
 
Old 11-07-2007, 07:22 PM   #10
swerdna
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Oz
Distribution: openSUSE 10.x
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Micro420 View Post
I just downloaded and installed the VMware RPM. I still have the same problem where it takes a long time to start up. Maybe I should reboot? I have not rebooted my OpenSuSE 10.3 since it was first released, I think. I may try rebooting my computer, but I don't see why I have to reboot.

My system has 1GB swap and 4GB of RAM.
Look in ksysguard or ps aux to see if it triggers a resource hungry process. Try with Kerry/Beagle off -- many complain about that. After that maybe the VMware server Forum. Obviously I've reached the top of my Pay Grade!

Swerdna
 
Old 11-07-2007, 10:30 PM   #11
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Not sure if you read my edited post, but the reboot fixed the problem! I guess after installing, something must have not initialized. I am using VMware Server as we speak and am installing CentOS5 on it. Looks good so far!
 
Old 11-08-2007, 01:55 AM   #12
swerdna
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Oz
Distribution: openSUSE 10.x
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Micro420 View Post
Not sure if you read my edited post, but the reboot fixed the problem! I guess after installing, something must have not initialized. I am using VMware Server as we speak and am installing CentOS5 on it. Looks good so far!
No -- missed the edit -- great stuff
 
Old 11-08-2007, 02:32 AM   #13
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Yeah, so far everything is great. I have installed CentOS5 and it has been working wonderfully! I can't see too much of a difference between VMware server and VMware workstation 6, at least for my usage. I am off to install Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 next!
 
Old 11-10-2007, 12:46 PM   #14
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
So I installed the Vmware Server Management User Interface (web) and when I connect to my VMware server using https://127.0.0.1:8333, I get a FORBIDDEN page. NOthing in the official VMware Server document does it mention this as a problem or how to troubleshoot. Anyone know what is going on?

Last edited by Micro420; 11-10-2007 at 01:09 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 02:13 PM   #15
swerdna
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Oz
Distribution: openSUSE 10.x
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Micro420 View Post
So I installed the Vmware Server Management User Interface (web) and when I connect to my VMware server using https://127.0.0.1:8333, I get a FORBIDDEN page. NOthing in the official VMware Server document does it mention this as a problem or how to troubleshoot. Anyone know what is going on?
Might be a permissions problem. Looks a bit like like a page(??) rw---- that needs to be a rwr--- or rwr-r-

Swerdna

Last edited by swerdna; 11-10-2007 at 02:14 PM.
 
  


Reply

Tags
interface, management, server, user, vmware


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
openSUSE 10.2 vmware tools issue (vmware fusion) ln3wb13 Suse/Novell 2 09-20-2007 12:11 PM
vmware,opensuse 10,winxp master Linux - Software 1 07-07-2007 04:46 PM
Problem with VMware server on OpenSUSE 10.2: building vmmon Intec Linux - Kernel 9 04-01-2007 09:41 AM
Problem with openSUSE 10.2 in VMWare as guest OS S4x0ph0ne Suse/Novell 3 01-24-2007 04:06 AM
Installing OpenSuSe 10.1 via VMWare Arv3n Suse/Novell 1 08-10-2006 04:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration