Wednesday, September 16, 2009

VMware Server 2 on Ubuntu Server 9.04

Recently, I was trying to install VMware Server 2 on my Ubuntu Server 9.04 (Jaunty) which using GNOME. The Installation is quite easy, I don't find any problem in each steps. The only problem is I can't create any virtual machine till now (apparently, I need to restarting VMware services to get this VMware Server to work) :p You can try this steps to, at least, gain successful installation:

1. Download your VMware Server installation files from here
You have to create an account if you haven't got one, then you'll have the registration number (for free!) from there :) I suggest you download the tar.gz package for installation on Linux.

2. Preparing your OS environment
a. necessary packages:
#sudo aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd

b. unpack and install, go to directory where you save the downloaded file
#tar xvfz VMware-server-*.tar.gz
#cd vmware-server-distrib
#sudo ./

You can always accept each questions on installation in progress, with default answer they provide or change it with your own preferences.

Enter your 20 digits registration number (you get it from the link in your email after registration), and you're done!

3. Delete installation files and folders
#rm -f VMware-server*
#rm -fr vmware-server-distrib/

4. Password for root
#sudo passwd root

5. Accessing your VMware Server installation
Open your browser, then enter this on address bar:
http://localhost:8222 (http access) or
https://localhost:8333 (https access)

Then login using your root and password

The interface is similar like VMware Workstation (if you ever use it), so I guess it's not a big deal to use the feature on it.

Well, that's it, enjoy.. and I hope you can use it for greater good :)

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