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  1. #1
    vjohari NNTP User

    Default 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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  2. #2
    swerdna NNTP User

    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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  3. #3
    swerdna NNTP User

    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'
    (http://www.swerdna.net.au/linhowtovmwareserversuse.html)


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  4. #4
    ThomasSchallar NNTP User

    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1


    Hello!

    I have the very same problem.

    swerdna;1910737 Wrote:
    > 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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  5. #5
    Magic31 NNTP User

    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'
    (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6354146) - 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!
    Wj


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  6. #6
    ThomasSchallar NNTP User

    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1


    Magic31;1911067 Wrote:
    > 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,
    Thomas


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  7. #7
    Magic31 NNTP User

    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1


    ThomasSchallar;1911095 Wrote:
    > 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 also it performs
    better.

    Hoping the files fix it for you!
    Wj


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  8. #8
    sinbad66 NNTP User

    Default 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' (http://drop.io/pp0xe3b) in case that might be
    helpful.


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  9. #9
    ThomasSchallar NNTP User

    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1


    Hi!

    Magic31;1911067 Wrote:
    > 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'
    > (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6354146) - 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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  10. #10
    sinbad66 NNTP User

    Default Re: VMware Server 1.0.8 on openSUSE 11.1


    ThomasSchallar;1911631 Wrote:
    > 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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