[CentOS] VMware server 2 - Strange behaviour

Coert lgroups at waagmeester.co.za
Mon Mar 29 08:51:22 UTC 2010

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.


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