VMware Server 2.0.2-x On Ubuntu Server 10.04 With VMware Remote Console Plug-in - Page 3

Step four: Control remote virtual machines with the VMware Remote Console Plug-in from a client

On the client, please open the CD tray, put in the Ubuntu CD, then close the tray.

If the client computer is an x86 system, we do:

cd /tmp
IP=192.168.1.75:8333 # < fill in the correct server ip address here
wget --no-check-certificate https://$IP/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.xpi
mv vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.xpi vmware-vmrc-linux-x64.zip
cd ~
mkdir -p bin/vmwareconsole # make directory bin in your own homedir
cd bin/vmwareconsole
unzip /tmp/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.zip
cd ~/bin
ln -s vmwareconsole/plugins/vmware-vmrc . # make a symlink for easy access
vmware-vmrc # run the console

If the client computer is an x86_64 system, we do:

cd /tmp
IP=192.168.1.75:8333 # < fill in the correct server ip address here
wget --no-check-certificate https://$IP/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x64.xpi
mv vmware-vmrc-linux-x64.xpi vmware-vmrc-linux-x64.zip
cd ~
mkdir -p bin/vmwareconsole # make directory bin in your own homedir
cd bin/vmwareconsole
unzip /tmp/vmware-vmrc-linux-x64.zip
cd ~/bin
ln -s vmwareconsole/plugins/vmware-vmrc . # make a symlink for easy access
vmware-vmrc # run the console

Host Name: 192.168.1.75:8333
User: root
Password: 111111

Now you can control your virtual machine from the remote console.

Have fun!

Thanks to:

http://www.howtoforge.com
http://www.ubuntu.com
http://www.vmware.com
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/267682?start=0&amp;tstart=0

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From: Anonymous at: 2010-11-10 12:43:59

you can also take a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Server

there is also a installer script provided.

From: Anonymous at: 2010-11-05 00:50:22

Hello,

Please advise if the patch are for 64-bit or only for i386? Great tuto! Thanks

From: Ron Sevet at: 2010-10-08 22:11:58

Great Guide, Highly appreciated! 

From: at: 2010-10-21 15:04:58

Just a quick note.  when trying to run the console I has to use ./vmware-vmrc rather than just vmware-vmrc.  Total Ubuntu novice so no idea why, but would like to know?

From: Anatoli at: 2010-12-01 20:56:44

My experience with VMWare Server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 was that Host-Only networking does not work, and that is the fastest of the networks for intra-server communications (between VMs, or VM to server). What is your experience with Host-Only with 10.04?

From: at: 2011-03-17 05:15:30

consider /var/log/vmware/hostd.log

 [2011-03-17 15:49:36.799 'Libs' 139820924876544 info] HAL05LoadHALLibraries: Could not dlopen libhal.so.1.
[2011-03-17 15:49:36.799 'Libs' 139820924876544 info] HAL04LoadHALLibraries: Could not dlopen libhal.so.0.

how do I fix this you ask? 

 apt-get install libhal1

then the error moves to

 [2011-03-17 15:52:32.554 'Libs' 140456034952960 info] HAL05Init: Error getting DBus connection: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory.

and so

 apt-get install dbus

as if that would be the end of it :-)

 [2011-03-17 15:54:46.156 'Libs' 140456801642240 info] HAL05ClassifyAllDevices: Cannot classify devices. DBus Error: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files.
[2011-03-17 15:54:46.156 'Libs' 140456801642240 info] HAL05Init: HAL loaded succesfully, but not functioning, hald may not be running.

apt-get install hal

 now that bits look'n good we go down the file a bit further..

 [2011-03-17 15:56:40.183 'Libs' 140552185583360 warning] rasterScale: failed to load pixops library from /usr/lib/vmware//lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4/libpixops.so.2.0.4: /usr/lib/vmware//lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4/libpixops.so.2.0.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

true.. its not there.. google finds reference to it here

http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.0u2/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-amd64/Contents

if we consider this file http://www.vmware.com/pdf/osp_install_guide.pdf (page 25) you can set up your apt get with  the correct values and install- esx version 4.0u2 :-)

apt-get install  vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities

which will put the files in 

/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4/libpixops.so.2.0.4

so

cp  /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4 /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4

 OR

 (I prefer this way, cause I dunno what the apt-get above is doing, and we only want one file in one folder)

you can get the right vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities file (x86 or x64) from the subfolder of here

http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.0u2/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/index.html

expand the  vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities....deb and put the files in place.

From: Bruno Rico at: 2011-05-07 09:38:12

Thanks for the guide.

It solved my problem with the remote console on Ubuntu 10 64x

From: youval at: 2011-08-08 13:32:11

Thank You

I was searching how to solve the firefox 4 plug-in problem and you solve my problem. perfect solution.