Setting VMware 2.0 on Ubuntu

1. To download VMware Server, go to http://www.vmware.com/products/server/ and click on Download Now:

2. Login to the site and keep the serial key for linux for reference.

3.Save the tar.gz file in some location.

4.Run the following command to install some necessary packages:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd

5.Unpack the VMware Server .tar.gz file and run the installer:

tar xvfz VMware-server-*.tar.gz
cd vmware-server-distrib
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

6.The installer will ask you a lot of questions. You can always accept the default values simply by hitting <ENTER>.

When the installer asks you

In which directory do you want to keep your virtual machine files?   [/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines]

you can either accept the default value or specify a location that has enough free space to store your virtual machines.

7.At the end of the installation, you will be asked to enter a serial number:

Please enter your 20-character serial number.

Type XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX or ‘Enter’ to cancel:

Fill in your serial number for VMware Server.

8.After the successful installation, you can delete the VMware Server download file and the installation directory:

9. If you have accepted all default values during the installation, root is now the VMware Server login name. On Ubuntu, root has no password by default, therefore we create a password now:

sudo passwd root

10.VMware Server 2 does not have a desktop application for managing virtual machines – this is now done through a browser   (e.g. Firefox). You can access the management interface over HTTPS (https://<IP ADDRESS>:8333) or HTTP (http://<IP ADDRESS>:8222); the management interface can be accessed locally and also remotely. If you want to access it from the same machine, type https://127.0.0.1:8333 or http://127.0.0.1:8222 into the browser’s address bar.

If you’re using Firefox 3 and use HTTPS, Firefox will complain about the self-signed certificate, therefore you must tell Firefox to accept the certificate.

Afterwards, you will see the VMware Server login form. Type in root and the password you’ve just created:

Vmware web interface look

This is how the VMware Infrastructure Web Access page looks.

LINKS:

Ubuntu : http://www.ubuntu.com/

VMware : http://www.vmware.com/products/server/

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