[CentOS] OT: vmware server not accepting root password?

Fabian Arrotin fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Sat Jun 23 07:44:01 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-22 at 23:55 -0400, Gordon McLellan wrote:
> Sorry for the OT question; I'm hoping someone else has a similar setup
> and ran into this same problem?
> For some reason, not sure what I changed, my vmware server is no
> longer accepting the root login for the management console or web mui
> interface.  I'm certain the password is correct, and I've even reset
> root's password to make sure.  VMware seems to be running ok, I can
> access my virtual machines just fine, as well as start and stop the
> vmware service.
> The host OS is centos 4.5 x86-64, nothing special, just a bare bones
> server install.
> Any ideas on resetting what vmware considers the root password, or
> re-syncing it somehow?
> Thanks-
> Gordon

It seems some files are missing for the vmware-authd process (that
listen by default on tcp port 902).
Have you verified your VMware-server rpm ? rpm -V VMware-server


Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>
Solution ? 
echo '16i[q]sa[ln0=aln100%Pln100/snlbx]sbA0D4D465452snlbxq' | dc
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