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Old 06-05-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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VMWare Server on CentOS

I'm trying to install VMware-server-1.0.9-156507.i386.rpm on CentOS 4.7 x86_64 and running into some challenges.

After downloading and unpacking, I ran ./ on the local server's console and took all defaults (except for directory Virtual Machine I instead used Virtual_Machine, note the underscore).

I also had vm images I brought over from another machine, created directories under Virtual_Machine and unpacked the images into separate directories.

The above was all performed locally at the server, and I had to leave. My plans were to ssh into a gateway then ssh into the box to finish configuring it but I'm running into a few issues.

Now here's my dilema as I have been trying this remotely;
  • my vm host has an internal IP that I can access from another machine via ssh
  • One of my vm images needs to be accessible from the internet and both the internal and externally natted IPs for this image are configured in my firewall.
  • My challenges are related to setting up the "internal" IPs for my vm images, how do I "enable" my client images and set my IPs for the client images?
  • Do I bring u
p a console or management UI to "manage" this, I've not been able to

Any assistance is greatly appreciated


Last edited by mjchin; 06-05-2009 at 07:32 PM.
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Here's what I'd do. Sort of. SSH-tunnel to the "another machine". SSH-tunnel through "another machine" to the VMware host ( souptonuts?). Start screen, start VMware and tail -f the vmware server log. CTRL+A C and edit the VMX for the VMware guest making sure the Ethernet devices have the "generated" entries commented out, addressType set to static and MAC is valid ( vmmacgen?). (Before booting the guest, if unsure if SSH is enabled, set RemoteDisplay.vnc.enabled, RemoteDisplay.vnc.port and RemoteDisplay.vnc.key so you can VNC-over-SSH into the guest.) Boot up the VMware guest with 'vmware-cmd /path/to/guest/guestname.vmx start' and SSH or VNC into it to change the network configuration. If there's anything wrong with booting the server it should show in CTRL+A 0 or the guest log. HTH.


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