Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a hardware level interface specification that defines a common, abstracted, message-based interface to platform monitoring and control functions. Both IPMI and KVM over IP can be used in emergency situations.
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The VMware Server Web-based management interface is installed on your VMware Server system to enable control from a Web browser.
You can download this package from VMWare site itself and install the same. Activities you can perform includes:
=> Connecting to a Virtual Machine with the VMware Server Console
=> Using the Virtual Machine Menu
=> Changing the Power State of a Virtual Machine
=> Monitoring the Virtual Machine's Heartbeat
=> Viewing Information about Virtual Machines
=> Downloading VMware Server Console Installers (Login and Status Monitor pages only)
=> Configuring the VMware Server System (Options page only)
=> Using Common Controls
=> Start and shutdown virtual servers etc
Download web interface for vmware server
# wget http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-mui-1.0.3-44356.tar.gz
Unpack tar ball
Use tar command to install a tar ball:
# tar -zxvf VMware-mui-1.0.3-44356.tar.gz
Install Management Interface
# cd vmware-mui-distrib
Just follow on screen installation instructions. Installer should start the server and default port is 8333. You need to open the same using iptables, add something as follows to your firewall script:
iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8333 -j ACCEPT
Save and load the firewall.
Now open a webbrowser and type url: