So long time has passed from my last post… I’ve just been busy :/
Do you remember about the third part of vmware server installation never posted? Well I installed Firestarter as service and configured the firewall via the gui…
I’d have used IPTables directly, but the learing curve it’s too high and I didnt had time for that because I was pressed by the work so, finally, I decided for this quick solution.
The server works like a charm, however ;)
I just had a bug to correct, and today, I had time to find a solution: automatically started virtual machines set to start connected in VMware Console, fail with following error (from log file):
Could not get interface flags for vmnet1: No such device Virtual device Ethernet0 will start disconnected.
The problem is that vmnet1 adapter is slow initializing so vmware do it in background while continuing the boot process. If a VMware virtual machine is set to start automatically the vmnet1 adapter may not finish initializing in time, generating the error!
sudo nano /usr/lib/vmware-server/net-services.sh
locate the following line
vmware_bg_exec 'Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet'"$vHubNr" \
then substitute vmware_bg_exec with vmware_exec
This substitution let vmware wait vmnet adapter to be initialized instead of continuing with boot.
Now, the problem, should be solved ;)
ps. this bug is still present in VMWare server 1.0.3!