vmware server

By default vSphere does not provide client for Linux or OS X. You need to use Windows system to manage your VMware ESX server. However, it does provides vSphere Web Access which allows you to organize and share virtual machines using web browser. If you try to access vSphere Web Access you may get an error which read as follows:

503 Service Unavailable

You can fix this problem as follows.

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You can easily start / stop / pause or take a snapshot from a shell prompt under a Linux / Windows host using vmrun command. This is useful if you do not want to run web interface for starting and/or stopping VMs.

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Explains how to activate / open VMware Server Remote Console plugin with Firefox 3.0.1 under Linux.

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You can easily list all running Virtual machines from a Linux shell prompt without accessing GUI. This is useful to scripts or to get status for any VM.

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Build 56528 is a release build of VMware Server 1.0.4. It is a maintenance bug fix release to address security issues. Upgrading VMWare server is a piece of cake under Redhat Enterprise Linux / CentOS Linux version 5.0. Please note that following instructions are tested on RHEL 4.5, 5.0 and CentOS Linux 5.0 only. You […]

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VMware virtualization software is an excllent choice for x86-compatible computers. They have both commercial and free version. I received few email regarding VMWARE on 64 bit Linux. Installing VMWARE server on CentOS 5 or Red hat enterprise Linux 64 bit version is a tricky business. In this small howto I will explain vmware installation on […]

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Vmware server comes with the nifty vmware-cmd utility. It allows an administrator to perform various operations on a virtual machine from Linux command line / shell prompt such as: => Stop / Start VM => Get VM status => Setup variables => Powerdown VM and much more Task: Lists the virtual machines on the local […]

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