vmware server on ubuntu (pt.2)

Damn! All went almost well installing vmware-server but I’m still getting crazy on iptables. I’m playing with Firewall Builder that, at moment, seems more complicated than iptables itself!

Anyway… I’ll link a pair of reference used to install vmware-server on ubuntu Feisty and vmware-server-mui (the web interface of vmware):

The Ubuntu Wiki Way Antonio Doldo Blog http://users.piuha.net/martti/comp/ubuntu/server.html

The summary of this three sites is:

Register for free to http://register.vmware.com/content/registration.html and get your serials

Add the commercial repo from Canonical

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu feisty-commercial main

in your /etc/apt/sources.list and update your sources

sudo apt-get update

Install the vmware-server package

sudo apt-get install vmware-server

Apply the following patch to /etc/pam.d/vmware-authd to make permissions work well:

auth required pam_unix_auth.so shadow null
account required pam_unix_acct.so

get the Management Interface pack

wget http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-mui-1.0.2-39867.tar.gz

unpack it and install

tar zxvf VMware-mui-1.0.2-39867.tar.gz
cd vmware-mui-distrib/
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

fix mui boot script

cd /tmp
wget http://users.piuha.net/martti/comp/ubuntu/httpd.vmware.diff
cd /
patch -b -p0 < /tmp/httpd.vmware.diff

Now, your vmware server is installed and runnig and you can access to your management interface from firefox at https://localhost:8333 or via the Management Console at “Applications -> Administration Tools -> VMWare Server Console”.

Wait for Pt.3 of this adventure where I’ll talk about networking and VMWare ( … if I’ll survive … )!

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