[CentOS] VMware server 2 - Strange behaviour

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 14:08:23 UTC 2010


Georghy wrote:
> Coert a écrit :
>> Georghy wrote:
>>   
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I recently install VMware on a server using PAE kernel
>>>
>>> everything was great until I use vmware server
>>>
>>> everytime i'm connecting to the vmware server web interface
>>> after few seconds, the client loose server connection (server shows a 
>>> loading page)
>>> I can't access to my VM till I log on the server run /etc/init.d/vmware 
>>> restart
>>>
>>> I try to connect to the server again but connection still fails
>>>
>>> I try /etc/init.d/vmware stop
>>> /etc/init.d/vmware start
>>>
>>> then it respond me :
>>>
>>> Starting VMware services:
>>>    Virtual machine monitor                                 [FAIL]
>>>    Virtual machine communication interface                 [  OK  ]
>>>    VM communication interface socket family:               [FAIL]
>>>    Virtual ethernet                                        [FAIL]
>>>    Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                       [  OK  ]
>>>
>>> I retry /etc/init.d/vmware start
>>>
>>> VMware Server is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
>>> for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
>>> following command: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.
>>>
>>> I try /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl but it doesn't work until I reboot
>>>
>>> I do reboot but connection fails again and I have to do the same thing 
>>> above.
>>>
>>> what should I do to make thing working.
>>>
>>> /All help greatly/ appreciated
>>>
>>>     
>> Hi Georghy,
>>
>> I run VMware server 2 on PAE kernel.
>>
>> Are you running 2.0.2?
>>
>> I had the same problem as you when running < 2.0.2
>>
>> 2.0.2 has been fixed to work with CentOS 5.4 without that glibc trick on 
>> the CentOS bug tracker.
>> I have so far not had any problems with my installation.
>>
>>
>>   
> I've tried vmware server 2.0.2 and the problem still persist :s
> vmware is stuck on a loading page and I can't access to my VM :(

Did this bug ever get fixed?
http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=3884

If you are in a position to reinstall everything, you might be better off 
running VMware ESXi on the hardware and Centos + everything else as guests.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com







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