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!
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:
#%PAM-1.0 auth required pam_unix_auth.so shadow null ok account required pam_unix_acct.so
get the Management Interface pack
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 … )!