VMWare Server 2.0 UI

I’ve been searching the web for days, and think I’m going around in circles.

I have installed the VMWare 2.0 rpm. Patched the vmware-config.pl script. I have ran that script and successfully configured the app. I have enabled the vmware service in 2,3,5. I can successfully start/stop the vmware service and all services it calls.

I cannot access the web UI. I try and there is no server there. Same thing with https on 8333.
If I try http on 902 I get a an authentication service header saying https is required. If I try https on 902 it hangs.

I assume the login is at

Can anyone help me on this? I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or have not config properly.


Check the start and stop scripts works OK. First shut it off with

sudo /etc/init.d/vmware stop

Then start it with this:

sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start

Here’s my startup as an example (and mine all works OK):

~> sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start
root's password:
Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   VM communication interface socket family:                           done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   VMware Server Authentication Daemon (background)                    done
   Shared Memory Available                                             done
Starting VMware management services:
   VMware Server Host Agent (background)                               done
   VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
Starting VMware autostart virtual machines:
   Virtual machines                                                    done

If yours is configured OK, it should start similarly.

Yes, I can both start and stop successfully. It looks just like yours.

(Although, after a reboot I must start the service manually. I’ll work on that later though. I just want to get the web UI working.)

So what am I supposed to do now to get see the web UI? just hangs

If I use the hostname or localhost it hangs as well.


Should I be connecting to 8222? If so, I get failure to connect.

I can’t seem to find telnet on my installation. Does OS 11 install it by default?


Which version of openSUSE and which browser are u using?

Regarding telnet – don’t know :shame:

11.0 Firefox 3.0.13


Have u got VMware remote console plugin?

see tools addons plugins

No, I don’t.

I thought I had to connect to the web UI and it would prompt me to load it.

How do I get it?


IMHO, server 2 is rubbish.
If you don’t need any of the features in it, stick with version 1.
You can still get it on VMware’s site.

In the event you need version 2, try downloading and installing the
…bundle instead. There were a number of problems with the .rpm and
in particular when installed on SuSE.

I think that the plugin is part of vmware tools. Have you installed vmware tools?

Yeah, I’m beginning to share that opinion. I wanted 2 because of the 64 bit hosting 64 bit VMs.

I installed off the tarball via vmware-install.pl and am back to where I was before. Everything starts fine, but I cannot access the UI with firefox.

It seems as if there is no service listening on 8222. Do I need to run Apache? Is there something I need to do w/ xinitd?

I verified this with telnet. It cannot open a connection on 8222 or 8333.


2 things.

First, when it works you will be using port 8222.
You should be able to get a connection on port 8222 if not,
the service is not running for some reason. usual culprits
on this seem to be ipv6 and bodged up /etc/hosts file. If
one or the other has an issue, the service will appear to not
work even though it sort of is. Take a look at those two things
and see if you can get it going. I generally remove ipv6 at OS install
time so I won’t be able to help you if you need ipv6 support.