How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0 (Etch) - Page 2
5 Installing The VMware Management Interface
The VMware Management Interface is a Web-based management tool that allows you to
(Please note: it cannot be used to create virtual machines. To do this, you must install the VMWare console (available for Windows and Linux) on a client PC.)
Again, you are asked a few questions. Most of the time you can accept the default values:
Creating a new installer database using the tar3 format.
You must read and accept the End User License Agreement to continue.
... license text ...
Do you accept? (yes/no) <-- yes
Installing the content of the package.
In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
In which directory do you want to install the VMware Management Interface
The path "/usr/lib/vmware-mui" does not exist currently. This program is going
In which directory would you like to install the documentation files?
The path "/usr/lib/vmware-mui/doc" does not exist currently. This program is
The installation of VMware Management Interface 1.0.1 build-29996 for Linux
Before running VMware Management Interface for the first time, you need to
Configuring httpd.conf to run Apache as:
Set the number of minutes before a http session times out. (This is the length
Generating SSL Server Certificate
Starting httpd.vmware: done
The VMware Management interface is now installed on your system.
You will now be able to login the the VMware management interface with the URL:
To login use the username root and the password of your root system user.
This interface shows status information of the installed VM instances and you are able to start and stop VM instances:
To create new VM instances, use the VMware Server client package which is availabe as Linux and Windows GUI application.
Many other appliances can be found in the VMWare Appliances directory:
6 Creating A Virtual Machine
We use the VMWare Server client package for Linux or Windows to create a new virtual machine on our VMware server. You can download the appropriate package for your workstation operating system (Windows/Linux) on http://www.vmware.com/download/server. I'm using Windows on my workstation. To install the Windows package, just download the VMWare Server client for Windows package (it it a zip file), unzip it, and run the VMware-console .exe file. Afterwards, just start the VMware Server console. It detects all available VMware Servers in your network; select the one to which you want to connect (in our case it's our Debian Etch system with the IP address 192.168.0.100):
Login to your server with the IP address or hostname, the user root and the root password.
Click on New Virtual Machine and follow the whizard. The wizard asks you to select: