How To Install VMware Server + MUI 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 7.04

This tutorial is an update to "", as new problems have upraised.


Build Environment

Make sure you have the needed build environment and tools to compile the vmware modules for the kernel.

sudo aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd


Download VMware Server:

Vmware Server can be downloaded from:


wget -c 

Don't forget to Register  if you haven't vmware serials already.


Problem Solvers:

Follow these instructions to solve the upraised problems. Check this link for more information on the problems.

sudo mkdir -p /etc/vmware/ssl/

sudo touch /etc/vmware/ssl/rui.key
sudo touch /etc/vmware/ssl/rui.crt 

If you're using a 64bit host:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs


Installing VMware Server:

Untar the VMware Server package:

tar -xvzf VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz

Change into the install directory:

cd vmware-server-distrib

Run the installer:

sudo ./

Again you can hit enter to choose the defaults to all the questions, though you will probably want to manually choose which networking features you want. To access the server run


for the VMware Server Console.


VMware MUI Instalation - Management Interface

The VMware Server Web-based management interface. Install on your VMware Server system to enable control from a web browser. Includes downloadable VMware Server Console installation files.


wget -c


tar -xvzf VMware-mui-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz

Change into the install directory:

cd vmware-mui-distrib


sudo ln -s -f /bin/bash /bin/sh 

Run the installer:

sudo ./

To access go to https://localhost:8333/.

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