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    Angry VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    Hi,

    I am trying to configure VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1. But not able to configure it ..

    # vmware-config.pl
    Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.

    Stopping VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor done

    Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.

    In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
    [/usr/share/icons]

    What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a
    .desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]

    In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
    [/usr/share/pixmaps]

    /usr/share/applications/vmware-server.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
    /usr/share/applications/vmware-console-uri-handler.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
    running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] yes

    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

    Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.2", while you are trying to use
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and VMware
    Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as
    one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3" anyway? [no] yes

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.27.7-9-pae/build/include]

    Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

    Building the vmmon module.

    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-9-pae/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae'
    make -C ../../../linux-2.6.27.7-9 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae/. modules
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:20,
    from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/machine.h:24,
    from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
    from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/x86apic.h:79:1: warning: "APIC_BASE_MSR" redefined
    In file included from include2/asm/fixmap_32.h:29,
    from include2/asm/fixmap.h:5,
    from include2/asm/apic.h:9,
    from include2/asm/smp.h:13,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/smp.h:28,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/topology.h:33,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/mmzone.h:687,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/gfp.h:4,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/kmod.h:22,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/module.h:13,
    from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:12:
    include2/asm/apicdef.h:134:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/machine.h:24,
    from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
    from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:830:1: warning: "PTE_PFN_MASK" redefined
    In file included from include2/asm/paravirt.h:7,
    from include2/asm/irqflags.h:55,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/irqflags.h:57,
    from include2/asm/system.h:11,
    from include2/asm/processor.h:17,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/prefetch.h:14,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/list.h:6,
    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9/include/linux/module.h:9,
    from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:12:
    include2/asm/page.h:22:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/vmhost.h:13,
    from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:71:
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/compat_semaphore.h:5:27: error: asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:146: error: unknown field nopage specified in initializer
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:147: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:150: error: unknown field nopage specified in initializer
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:151: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function LinuxDriver_Ioctl:
    /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1670: error: too many arguments to function smp_call_function
    make[4]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
    make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae'
    make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only'
    Unable to build the vmmon module.

    For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
    visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
    "http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

    Execution aborted.

    Can anyone help !!

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    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    I read on the Forums that VMware server 2 cannot be installed in openSUSE 11.1 either. It works fine in 11.1. Suggest if you don't get a useful reply to your query that you pop over to the VMware forums and ask there and let us know the result. But wait for a reply from here first.
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    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    OK I decided to try it myself. Installed VMware server 2.0, the newer version. It works just fine (with windows 2000) in openSUSE 11.1. I suggest you move up to the newer version. Here's a tutorial for installing it:
    Install VMware server 2 in Suse / openSUSE 11 & USB support
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    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    Hello!

    I have the very same problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    I suggest you move up to the newer version.
    For a couple of reasons I can't move to VMware Server 2 (yet). For the time being I have to stick with version 1. So I need a solution, if 11.1 will become a host OS for me.

    As VMware Server has serious performance issues with openSuSE 10.3 and 11.0, I'd like to verify 11.1 if the problems still apply. Currenty I'm stuck with 10.2 when I want to install a reliable VMware host. Unfortunately, all the nice drivers for 3ware RAID controllers and iSCSI are only available for newer SuSE releases. So I started to look for alternatives to the SuSE distributions. Sad, because I use SuSE Linux since SuSE 4.2!


    Back to the issue compiling the VMware modules: I tried to circumvent the problem by installing the vmware-any-any patch. But that didn't change the error message.

    Does anybody have useful information on how to install VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSuSE 11.1?

    regards,
    Thomas

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    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    VMWare 2 should be able to handle everything 1.x can? Performance is good on openSUSE 11.0 and should also be on 11.1. Curios to the thing holding you back?!

    Anyway.. give the patched files here a try with 1.0.8 (or VMWare Workstation 6.0.5) : HOWTO: VMware 6.0.5 with kernel 2.6.27 - credits to the guys over at Ubuntu!

    Don't use the vmware-any-any patch, -fi you've done so first remove VMWare, cleanup, reinstall the package and paste the 3 vm*.tar files in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source

    After this retry the vmware-config.pl script.

    Hope that helps!
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    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic31 View Post
    Curios to the thing holding you back?!
    Main problem: VMware Server 2 can't be controlled by VMware VirtualCenter. I have zillions of virtual machines running at several locations in many countries. Without VirtualCenter I would momentarily loose any insight on what's going on.


    Thank you for your help. I'll try that Ubuntu HowTo and let you know.

    I tried vmware-any-any only after it didn't work regularly.

    by,
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    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasSchallar View Post
    Main problem: VMware Server 2 can't be controlled by VMware VirtualCenter.
    Ah yes... that one hit me buy surprise too as it was first planned or said to be so!

    I moved some customers to ESXi for this reason as it also performs better.. would be nice if USB support gets in there too.

    Hoping the files fix it for you!
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    Smile Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    Ubuntu link linked to chinese web site, got the 3 vmmon.tar, vmnet.tar, vmblock.tar and put them in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source

    reran the perl script and it created the new vmware just fine. I put the 3 files in:
    drop.io pp0xe3b in case that might be helpful.

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    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    Hi!

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic31 View Post
    give the patched files here a try with 1.0.8 (or VMWare Workstation 6.0.5) : HOWTO: VMware 6.0.5 with kernel 2.6.27 - credits to the guys over at Ubuntu!
    I was able to compile the VMware modules with those patches. Thank you! But VMware Server doesn't work properly. When I try to start a newly created VM it just says that there was "an error". No Logfile entries. Nothing. Hum.

    Playing around with file access rights and other things won't help.


    My experiences with VMware Server 2 on the other hand were unsuccessful. I'm sure that the V.2 Server will become a reliable product soon; but at the moment it's not useable [for me] in a production environment.

    So L'm still on SuSE 10.2 when I need a reliable Host OS for VMware Server. Pitty, that it's life cycle ended a few days ago.

    So I started looking around for other Linux distributions which may be used as a stable VMware host OS.

    thanks,
    Thomas

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    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasSchallar View Post
    Hi!



    I was able to compile the VMware modules with those patches. Thank you! But VMware Server doesn't work properly. When I try to start a newly created VM it just says that there was "an error". No Logfile entries. Nothing. Hum.
    I apologize; I got the client to start and then went out to buy a Christmas tree, thinking I'd solved the problem. I get exactly the same thing - "Unable to change virtual machine power state: The process exited with an error:End of error message"

    I deleted my vmware server 1.06 and installed 1.08, did the replace of vmnet and vmmon with the Chinese files to make the compile work, and get the same error message.

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