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Obsolete Releases => SME 7.x Contribs => Topic started by: bluejay on February 23, 2006, 12:26:21 PM

Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: bluejay on February 23, 2006, 12:26:21 PM
I have sucessfully installed Vmware Server on a Centros 4.2 system.
Centros was installed from the Centros 4.2 Server CD, without X.

Has anyone tried installing Vmware Server on SME V7pre3 ? Any idea whether this will work and what extra packages I will need to install first. I have not had any experience with Centros as I mostly use Debian / Ubuntu, so this is all new to me.

I am willing to give it a go myself, but would like to get some feedback first.

bluejay
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: gregswallow on February 25, 2006, 10:05:58 AM
Download the vmware rpm, and do something like this:

yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall vmware??.rpm

(doing so enables the CentOS repositories temporarily to grab any dependancies for the rpm)

I'd be curious to know what it requires - I haven't tried it yet.

(moving this topic to SME7 Contribs - vmware is not a feature od SME7)
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: poe on March 02, 2006, 09:21:41 AM
I've just done the yum and installed the rpm.
So far so good.
Now I get a message saying:
"None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware GSX Server is suitable for your running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Setup is unable to find the "gcc" program on your machine.  Please make sure it is installed.  Do you want to specify the location of this program by hand?"

How do I install gcc?

/Preben
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: poe on March 02, 2006, 09:52:10 AM
I managed to install gcc using yum.
Next message is:
"Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "3.4.5", while you are trying to use "/usr/bin/gcc" version "3.4.4". This configuration is not recommended and VMware GSX Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler "/usr/bin/gcc" version "3.4.4" anyway? [no]"

How do i Upgrade?

If I continue, I get the following message:
"What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]"

What is the correct path?

Regards

/Preben
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: gregswallow on March 02, 2006, 08:42:45 PM
[edit] CentOS built the kernel with gcc 3.4.5 (because redhat did).  But they only released gcc 3.4.4 - Weird, see this bug report - http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=1172 - but just say 'yes' to using gcc 3.4.4 and you should be fine.

As fot the kernel source, you'll need to install this rpm:
http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7/builds/rpms/RPMS/noarch/kernel-sourcecode-2.6.9-22.0.2.EL.noarch.rpm

...and the path is:
/usr/src/linux-2.6.9-22.0.2.EL/include

When you're done remove gcc and whatever dependancies it has - you don't want that on your server.

I'm expecting you to write a howto covering all your install steps now ;-)
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: poe on March 03, 2006, 09:09:33 AM
Moving forward   - slowly

Tried to install the rpm -> got a lot of missing deps.
Installed with --nodeps -> found the files

Entered the path -> no asm/net/linux dir
Renamed asm-i386 to asm -> Bingo!

New problem:
The path "/usr/src/linux-2.6.9-22.0.2.EL/include" is a kernel header file
directory, but it does not contain the file "linux/version.h" as expected.  This can happen if the kernel has never been built, or if you have invoked the "make mrproper" command in your kernel directory.  In any case, you may want to rebuild your kernel.

Sounds as if I have to build a kernel - never done it dont know how.
Do I have to find out how, or is there a shortcut ??

TIA

/Preben
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: gregswallow on March 04, 2006, 08:27:39 AM
Quote from: "poe"

Tried to install the rpm -> got a lot of missing deps.
Installed with --nodeps -> found the files


That's a no-no - dependancies are there for a reason.

Quote from: "poe"

The path "/usr/src/linux-2.6.9-22.0.2.EL/include" is a kernel header file
directory, but it does not contain the file "linux/version.h" as expected.  This can happen if the kernel has never been built, or if you have invoked the "make mrproper" command in your kernel directory.  In any case, you may want to rebuild your kernel.


Sorry, looks like you need to install kernel-devel rather than kernel-sourcecode (or kernel-smp-devel if you are running the smp kernel), and the path is not what I said before, but instead something like this:
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-22.0.2.EL-i686/include
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vladimirp on March 04, 2006, 03:00:14 PM
Just download all rpms, and run script.

### begin
#!/bin/sh

rpm -i glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
rpm -i glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
rpm -i glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
rpm -i cpp-3.4.4-2.i386.rpm
rpm -i gcc-3.4.4-2.i386.rpm

rpm -i xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpm

rpm -i --nodeps xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.20.i386.rpm
rpm -i VMware-server-e.x.p-20925.i386.rpm

vmware-config.pl

rpm -i smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

/sbin/e-smith/db configuration setprop vmware status enabled
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event post-upgrade

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd /etc/rc7.d/S56xinetd
#ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware /etc/rc7.d/S95vmware

#rpm -e glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL
#rpm -e glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13
#rpm -e glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13
#rpm -e cpp-3.4.4-2.i386
#rpm -e gcc-3.4.4-2.i386

reboot
### end

vladimir
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Mjohnson on March 04, 2006, 10:16:45 PM
Thanks Vladimir..

Your script works perfectly...

MJ
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: poe on March 06, 2006, 12:31:31 PM
If you have found all files, could you then please modify the script to install from url or add wget's to fetch the files.

TIA

Preben
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Mjohnson on March 06, 2006, 07:22:39 PM
The VMWare rpm is available from the VMWare for download, however, you will need to register on their site, accept the EULA and provide an email address for the activation Key.  Sorry no easy access wgets on that one.

I found the other RPM's on the CentOS site and on Contribs.org:

http://http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.2/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/cpp-3.4.4-2.i386.rpmhttp://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.2/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/gcc-3.4.4-2.i386.rpmhttp://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.2/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpmhttp://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.2/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpmhttp://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.2/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpmhttp://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.2/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.20.i386.rpmhttp://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.2/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpmhttp://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/dthomas/smeserver/6.x/Contrib/GSX%20Server/smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: poe on March 07, 2006, 10:07:18 AM
After cleaning up my previous attempts the install went flawless.

But as i tried to access the server using VMware Virtual Machine Console i got some weird errors.
A look in the log files revealed the following:

Mar  7 09:36:11 sme7-mdf vmware-authd(pam_unix)[4261]: check pass; user unknown
Mar  7 09:36:11 sme7-mdf vmware-authd(pam_unix)[4261]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty= ruser= rhost=

I cant recall being asked for any user/pass.
I tried logging in as admin and root without any luck.

How am i supposed to manage the server

TIA

/Preben
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Mjohnson on March 07, 2006, 02:38:20 PM
I entered for User:  "admin" along with the password.

I am guessing you are on the lan, so that firewall issues are not a problem.  If not, you need port 902 open, assuming you went with the default recommendation.

I am not sure if you would need to activate the service for public access via port 902 on the server.  That may be necessary for outside of lan connections using the remote console.  The SME experts may be able to provide an assist with that.

MJ
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: poe on March 07, 2006, 02:45:26 PM
Installed Server Console from the VMware Server Download page (had an older one installed).

Now I'm up and running!

/Preben
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: CharlieBrady on March 07, 2006, 04:00:08 PM
Quote from: "gregswallow"

As fot the kernel source, you'll need to install this rpm:
http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7/builds/rpms/RPMS/noarch/kernel-sourcecode-2.6.9-22.0.2.EL.noarch.rpm

...and the path is:
/usr/src/linux-2.6.9-22.0.2.EL/include


No, that's not true. You don't need to install kernel source. You only need to install the kernel header files and .config file, and they are in the kernel-devel RPM. The path will be found automatically by the vmware build script (/lib/modules/2.6.9-22.0.2.EL/build).
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Mjohnson on March 08, 2006, 03:33:27 AM
Quote
I am not sure if you would need to activate the service for public access via port 902 on the server. That may be necessary for outside of lan connections using the remote console. The SME experts may be able to provide an assist with that.


Yes it is necessary, or at least it was necessary on the server I set up.  To allow access outside the lan:

config set vmware service access public status enabled TCPPort 902
signal-event remoteaccess-update
signal-event reboot


Not sure if the reboot is necessary.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: psoren on March 17, 2006, 02:48:12 PM
Hi,

I have installed VMware with the script from an earlier post on a SME7pre4.
It all went well, including setting up VMware itself.

I'm using Virtual manager console in Windows and i can connect and create a machine, but as soon as i try to start the machine it says:

"Operation failed to change the VM to the expected power state"

Is there any settings that i missed or other stuff that need to be installed or is it a VMware problem?

Per
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: psoren on March 19, 2006, 01:05:30 AM
Quote from: "psoren"
Hi,

I have installed VMware with the script from an earlier post on a SME7pre4.
It all went well, including setting up VMware itself.

I'm using Virtual manager console in Windows and i can connect and create a machine, but as soon as i try to start the machine it says:

"Operation failed to change the VM to the expected power state"

Is there any settings that i missed or other stuff that need to be installed or is it a VMware problem?

Per


OK, i found the problem.
It just wont run on a VIA cpu..... :-x

Per
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: mychael on June 19, 2006, 01:01:36 AM
HI !

For information, i installed successfully on SME v7 RC3 using that script :

### begin
#!/bin/sh

rpm -i glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
rpm -i glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.19.i386.rpm
rpm -i glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.19.i386.rpm
rpm -i cpp-3.4.5-2.i386.rpm
rpm -i gcc-3.4.5-2.i386.rpm

rpm -i xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpm

rpm -i --nodeps xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.25.i386.rpm
rpm -i VMware-server-1.0.0-24927.i386.rpm

vmware-config.pl

rpm -i smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

/sbin/e-smith/db configuration setprop vmware status enabled
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event post-upgrade

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd /etc/rc7.d/S56xinetd
#ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware /etc/rc7.d/S95vmware

#rpm -e glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL
#rpm -e glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13
#rpm -e glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13
#rpm -e cpp-3.4.4-2.i386
#rpm -e gcc-3.4.4-2.i386

reboot
### end

First, get the RPM there :
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/

Download the VMWare Server Beta (?!) there :
http://www.vmware.com/download/server/

Download the VMWare Server Client in the same page.

Launch the script
Install VMWare Server Client on your desktop (win or *nix)
Launch the client with admin as user...

And here it is...

Enjoy !!!
Michaƫl
Title: Updated script for SME RC3 based on CentOS 4.3...
Post by: andy_wismer on June 23, 2006, 04:01:27 PM
Hi

Here is an updated Version using the latest RPV Versions for SME / VMWare / CentOS where appropriate.

Check to see if the used mirror works for you, otherwise adapt as needed...

Cheers

### begin
#!/bin/sh

wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/cpp-3.4.5-2.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/gcc-3.4.5-2.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.19.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.19.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.25.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/dthomas/smeserver/6.x/Contrib/GSX%20Server/smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

rpm -Uvh glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh cpp-3.4.4-2.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh gcc-3.4.4-2.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh --nodeps xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.20.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh VMware-server-e.x.p-20925.i386.rpm

vmware-config.pl

rpm -Uvh smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

/sbin/e-smith/db configuration setprop vmware status enabled
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event post-upgrade

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd /etc/rc7.d/S56xinetd

/sbin/e-smith/signal-event reboot
### end
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: andy_wismer on June 23, 2006, 04:09:13 PM
Hi

Sorry, small typo in Version of VMWare...

Sh.. happens ;-)



### begin
#!/bin/sh

wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/cpp-3.4.5-2.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/gcc-3.4.5-2.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.19.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.19.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.25.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/dthomas/smeserver/6.x/Contrib/GSX%20Server/smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

rpm -Uvh glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh cpp-3.4.4-2.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh gcc-3.4.4-2.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh --nodeps xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.20.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh VMware-server-1.0.0-24927.i386.rpm

vmware-config.pl

rpm -Uvh smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

/sbin/e-smith/db configuration setprop vmware status enabled
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event post-upgrade

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd /etc/rc7.d/S56xinetd
#ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware /etc/rc7.d/S95vmware

#rpm -e glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL
#rpm -e glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13
#rpm -e glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13
#rpm -e cpp-3.4.4-2.i386
#rpm -e gcc-3.4.4-2.i386

reboot
### end
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: elmarconi on June 30, 2006, 12:59:12 AM
Hi, there are more typo's in versions...
Also, the script does not work if no previous version of the supposed rpm is installed like a clean 7.0rc3. Use rpm -ihv instead for these.

I do follow this thread with great attention though!
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: duncan on July 01, 2006, 05:17:18 AM
mknod -m 0600 /etc/udev/devices/vmmon c 10 165

yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates install cpp gcc xorg-x11-libs xinetd

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/e-smith-service /etc/rc7.d/S56xinetd
/sbin/e-smith/db configuration set xinetd service status enabled

rpm -ivh http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/dthomas/smeserver/6.x/Contrib/GSX%20Server/smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

/sbin/e-smith/db configuration setprop vmware status enabled
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event post-upgrade
Title: VMware How-to
Post by: william_syd on July 08, 2006, 02:37:21 PM
I wish to create a small how-to for installing VMware Server.

It looks like I'll be using a combination of info from Andy and Duncan.

Code: [Select]



wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/cpp-3.4.5-2.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/gcc-3.4.5-2.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.19.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.19.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.25.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpm
wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/dthomas/smeserver/6.x/Contrib/GSX%20Server/smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

rpm -Uvh glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh cpp-3.4.4-2.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh gcc-3.4.4-2.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh xinetd-2.3.13-4.4E.1.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh --nodeps xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.20.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh VMware-server-1.0.0-27828.i386.rpm

vmware-config.pl

rpm -Uvh smeserver-vmware-authd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm

/sbin/e-smith/db configuration setprop vmware status enabled
/sbin/e-smith/db configuration set xinetd service status enabled

/sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save
/sbin/e-smith/signal-event post-upgrade

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd /etc/rc7.d/S56xinetd
#ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware /etc/rc7.d/S95vmware


rpm -e glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL
rpm -e glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13
rpm -e glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13
rpm -e cpp-3.4.4-2.i386
rpm -e gcc-3.4.4-2.i386


/sbin/e-smith/signal-event reboot







Have I got the above steps correct and in the correct order?

Why is "ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware /etc/rc7.d/S95vmware" commented out?

I want any unnecessary stuff removed after VMware is up and running.
Title: Re: VMware How-to
Post by: duncan on July 09, 2006, 04:32:31 AM
Quote from: "william_syd"
I wish to create a small how-to for installing VMware Server.

It looks like I'll be using a combination of info from Andy and Duncan.


If you are going to do it then use yum rather than downloading the development files individually.

Code: [Select]
yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates install cpp gcc xorg-x11-libs xinetd

You need to make the following device so v-machines start automatically on reboots

Code: [Select]
mknod -m 0600 /etc/udev/devices/vmmon c 10 165


Linking xinetd like this does it the SME way and sets it up so it can be controlled correctly as a service.

Code: [Select]
ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/e-smith-service /etc/rc7.d/S56xinetd
/sbin/e-smith/db configuration set xinetd service status enabled


Quote from: "william_syd"

Why is "ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware /etc/rc7.d/S95vmware" commented out?


Because the smeserver-vmware-authd does that for you.
 
Quote from: "william_syd"

I want any unnecessary stuff removed after VMware is up and running.


Leave them in for the time being. Vmware is going thru a beta cycle that periodically forces you to update the server.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on July 09, 2006, 12:28:30 PM
Thanks. I'll have have some more questions soon.

In the mean time...

Just testing out my draft how-to.

How does SME deal with this?

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Probing for an unused private subnet (this can take some time)...

The subnet 192.168.54.0/255.255.255.0 appears to be unused.

This system appears to have a DHCP server configured for normal use.  Beware
that you should teach it how not to interfere with VMware Server's DHCP server.
There are two ways to do this:

1) Modify the file /etc/dhcpd.conf to add something like:

subnet 192.168.54.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
# Note: No range is given, vmnet-dhcpd will deal with this subnet.
}

2) Start your DHCP server with an explicit list of network interfaces to deal
with (leaving out vmnet8). e.g.:

dhcpd eth0

Consult the dhcpd(8) and dhcpd.conf(5) manual pages for details.

Hit enter to continue.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on July 09, 2006, 01:29:30 PM
Using the how-to here http://no.longer.valid/phpwiki/index.php/How-To%20install%20VMware%20free%20server%20on%20SME%207.0
using cut & paste into putty everything appears to have gone well.

I'm currently installing Win2k as a guest.

I did have to update my licence number. To do that I had to login as root.

If any corrections or improvements to the how-to is required let me know or just do it. ;)

Oh, is the yum command for removing unnecessary files correct or will it remove to much? I didn't try it myself.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: duncan on July 09, 2006, 11:52:26 PM
Looks good.

Im not sure you really need the development tools if using a rpm. The last time I installed vmware (from source) it found all the modules required without needing to compile anything. Perhaps someone could try and let us know.

I prefer to compile from source (mainly because with the rpm your logs fill up with junk) so the compilers are a requirement.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: duncan on July 09, 2006, 11:56:36 PM
Oh - and lose the first line

Quote
Make a temp-directory for the installation files with  mkdir /temp


There is already a tmp directory at the top level.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on July 10, 2006, 05:10:28 AM
Tried again without the compiler stuff

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yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates install xorg-x11-libs xinetd

All went well...

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The module bld-2.6.9-5.EL-i686smp-RHEL4 loads perfectly in the running kernel.

With a small hic-cup..

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Building the VMware VmPerl Scripting API.

Setup is unable to find the "gcc" program on your machine.  Please make sure it
is installed.  Do you want to specify the location of this program by hand?
[yes] no

Using compiler "". Use environment variable CC to override.

Unable to install the VMware VmPerl Scripting API.A C compiler is required to install the API.


And finally....

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The configuration of VMware Server 1.0.0 build-27828 for Linux for this running
kernel completed successfully.
Title: web management interface
Post by: xboxer21 on July 13, 2006, 04:55:58 PM
has anyone got the web management interface of the WMware server working on SME? If yes could you please post how you got it to work?

Thanks
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Snoopyski on July 13, 2006, 06:04:04 PM
WOW !!!!!!!!!  :)

Thanks a lot !!! I do the HowTo Step by Step and works fine form me !!!

Thank you verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry much  

Have a good weekend,

Snoopyski :pint:
Title: Re: web management interface
Post by: william_syd on July 13, 2006, 06:04:54 PM
Quote from: "xboxer21"
has anyone got the web management interface of the WMware server working on SME? If yes could you please post how you got it to work?

Thanks


You didn't say if you tried and what failed?

Install it as per http://www.vmware.com/pdf/server_admin_manual.pdf  page 44.  Don't worry about libdb.so.3.

Then run /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S91httpd.vmware start

Then from a browser http://server-ip:8222

Log in as admin or as root to configure.

That was the quick and nasty and probably wont survive a reboot.

I think the solution will be something like...

cp /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S91httpd.vmware /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd.vmware   << Maybe not required... wont hurt to try :)

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/e-smith-service /etc/rc7.d/S91httpd.vmware

/sbin/e-smith/db configuration set httpd.vmware service status enabled

/sbin/e-smith/signal-event console-save

/sbin/e-smith/signal-event post-upgrade

/sbin/e-smith/signal-event reboot


I haven't tried the second bit yet... just the quick and nasty.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: xboxer21 on July 13, 2006, 06:49:13 PM
william,
Thanks for your wonderful howto, I did not try it earlier I will now and post my result.

Thanks again
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on July 13, 2006, 06:53:35 PM
Quote from: "xboxer21"
william,
Thanks for your wonderful howto, I did not try it earlier I will now and post my result.

Thanks again


I may of lied regarding "Don't worry about libdb.so.3. "

I have compat-db.i386 0:4.1.25-9 on my system.. maybe from messing with something else.

You may have to :

yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates install compat-db
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: xboxer21 on July 13, 2006, 07:51:26 PM
Quote from: "william_syd"
Quote from: "xboxer21"
william,
Thanks for your wonderful howto, I did not try it earlier I will now and post my result.

Thanks again


I may of lied regarding "Don't worry about libdb.so.3. "

I have compat-db.i386 0:4.1.25-9 on my system.. maybe from messing with something else.

You may have to :

yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates install compat-db


William,
I did not have to install compat-db, everything worked fine, I have my SME setup as server+Gateway so I had to forward TCP ports 8222 and 8223 for external access. I have the web management interface working, I will try to follow your instructions in the second part and let you know how it goes.
Thanks again.
Title: VMserver install Stuck
Post by: Chrisco781 on August 29, 2006, 06:34:12 AM
Got stuck here:

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/include

The header files in /usr/include are generally for C libraries, not for the
running kernel. If you do not have kernel header files in your /usr/src
directory, you probably do not have the kernel-source package installed. Are
you sure that /usr/include contains the header files associated with your
running kernel? [no] yes

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.4.20) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.6.9-34.ELsmp).  Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

Could someone please tell me how to get C header files that match my kernel or tell me where mine are located?
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: duncan on August 29, 2006, 10:34:58 AM
Chrisco781 - looks like the latest Yum update includes a new kernel which is probably causing you your grief.
Title: Re: VMserver install Stuck
Post by: william_syd on August 29, 2006, 11:55:26 AM
Quote from: "Chrisco781"
Got stuck here:

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/include

The header files in /usr/include are generally for C libraries, not for the
running kernel. If you do not have kernel header files in your /usr/src
directory, you probably do not have the kernel-source package installed. Are
you sure that /usr/include contains the header files associated with your
running kernel? [no] yes

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.4.20) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.6.9-34.ELsmp).  Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

Could someone please tell me how to get C header files that match my kernel or tell me where mine are located?


Try...

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wget http://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i686.rpm


then..
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rpm -Uvh kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i686.rpm

and look in...
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/usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-34.EL-smp-i686/include
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Chrisco781 on August 29, 2006, 07:39:53 PM
Appreciate your help Will, but it looks like I still did not get it.

CentOS release 4.2 (Final) - SME Server 7.0rc1
[root@cserve ~]# uname -a
Linux cserve 2.6.9-34.ELsmp #1 SMP Tue Mar 7 23:29:43 CST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GN
U/Linux
[root@cserve ~]# wget http://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/Cent
OS/RPMS/kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i686.rpm
--12:25:04--  http://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i686.rpm
           => kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i686.rpm'
Resolving mirror.pacific.net.au... 61.8.0.17
Connecting to mirror.pacific.net.au|61.8.0.17|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3,858,350 (3.7M) [audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin]

100%[====================================>] 3,858,350     45.90K/s    ETA 00:00

12:26:32 (44.71 KB/s) - kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i686.rpm' saved [3858350/3
858350]

[root@cserve ~]# rpm -Uvh kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i686.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
        package kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL is intended for a i686 architecture
[root@cserve ~]# cd /usr/src
[root@cserve src]# ls
redhat
[root@cserve src]# [root@cserve ~]#


Looks like I don't have a i686 architecture and still do not have the correct path.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on August 30, 2006, 02:19:19 AM
Quote from: "Chrisco781"

Looks like I don't have a i686 architecture and still do not have the correct path.


What architecture do you have ?
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[root@tiger ~]# uname -i
i386
[root@tiger ~]#


What CPU do you have?
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[root@tiger ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo | less
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 15
model           : 2
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
stepping        : 5
cpu MHz         : 2401.682
cache size      : 512 KB
physical id     : 0
siblings        : 2
core id         : 0
cpu cores       : 1
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe cid xtpr
bogomips        : 4809.08
[root@tiger ~]#

Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Chrisco781 on August 30, 2006, 05:20:46 AM
[root@cserve ~]# uname -i
i386
[root@cserve ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 15
model           : 1
model name      : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz
stepping        : 3
cpu MHz         : 1700.425
cache size      : 128 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
bogomips        : 3405.29

Not as nice as yours.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on August 30, 2006, 11:31:50 AM
I'm at a loss as to why it wont work.

Do you have dual Celerons ?

From a google search...
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i386 = Intel 386 and above
i486 = Intel 486 and above
i586 = Pentium and above
i686 = Pentium 2, Pentium 2 Celeron, and above
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Chrisco781 on August 30, 2006, 12:42:41 PM
No, just a single. Would be nice though.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on August 30, 2006, 02:11:22 PM
Quote from: "Chrisco781"
No, just a single. Would be nice though.


Then why does uname -a show SMP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetric_multiprocessing)?
Title: Re: VMserver install Stuck
Post by: TrevorB on August 30, 2006, 02:25:41 PM
Quote from: "Chrisco781"
Got stuck here:

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/include

Why did you change the default?

I would follow duncan's advice and use the inbuilt yum updater to get the correct versions of anything you need rather than downloading things that might not align with your smeserver.

I assume that you have done a yum update recently (or used the software installer to keep up to date).

I would suggest removing the glibc & kernel-devel stuff and try again
rpm -e glibc-kernheaders
rpm -e glibc-headers
rpm -e glibc-devel
rpm -e kernel-smp-devel

I don't think you need any of this (I certainly didn't). Just try vmware-config.pl again

But, if you must load the glibc stuff try:
yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates install glibc-kernelheaders glibc-headers glibc-devel
and you will at least get the current versions....
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on August 30, 2006, 04:22:11 PM
Yes, I would go with TrevorB and start from scratch.

If you followed the howto I would clean out a little of what you may of done already..

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yum remove gcc cpp glibc-kernheaders

and then restart the How-to. (http://no.longer.valid/phpwiki/index.php/How-To%20install%20VMware%20free%20server%20on%20a%20SME%207.0%20Host)

If it still asks you for header files

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yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates install kernel-devel

which for me places them here..

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/usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-42.0.2.EL-i686/include
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Chrisco781 on August 30, 2006, 06:48:37 PM
Don't know, but I do know that there is only one physical processor in that box.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Chrisco781 on August 30, 2006, 08:18:07 PM
OK, I have tried all of that now and I am getting this now.

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL) does not match your
running kernel (version 2.6.9-34.ELsmp).  Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

I am still having problem with headers and kernel matching up. Looks like we are getting closer to matching them up though.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: TrevorB on August 31, 2006, 12:43:52 AM
Quote from: "Chrisco781"
OK, I have tried all of that now and I am getting this now.

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL) does not match your
running kernel (version 2.6.9-34.ELsmp).  Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

I am still having problem with headers and kernel matching up. Looks like we are getting closer to matching them up though.

I still have a problem with WHY you have a copy of the kernel-headers loaded at all (let alone the wrong ones).

I just reran vmware-config.pl & vmware-config-mui.pl (vmware-server-1.0.1-29996) on my up-to-date smesrever without kernel-headers
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[root@e-smith ~]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-smp-2.6.9-34.EL
kernel-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL
kernel-module-appletalk-1.0-1_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-smp-module-appletalk-1.0-1_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-2.6.9-34.EL
kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.80
kernel-smp-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL
kernel-module-slip-1.0-1_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-module-ppp-1.0.2-2_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-smp-module-ppp-1.0.2-2_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-smp-module-slip-1.0-1_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
[root@e-smith ~]#

and it all worked fine........
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on August 31, 2006, 02:32:21 AM
I don't have a need for the kernel-devel stuff either.

However, if I install them with yum I appear to get a different version than my running kernel.

Whats the history of your box Chrisco781? How did you arrive at SME7 final?

Did you swap out/in any hardware after installing ?


Edit: Possibly a new kernel on its way.. https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0617.html
Edit: Did kernel upgrade.
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[root@tiger ~]# uname -a
Linux tiger 2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Aug 23 00:17:26 CDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@tiger ~]#


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Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

The module bld-2.6.9-5.EL-i686smp-RHEL4 loads perfectly in the running kernel.



No kernel-devel installed.
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[root@tiger ~]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-smp-2.6.9-34.EL
kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.80
kernel-smp-module-slip-1.0-1_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.2.EL
kernel-2.6.9-34.EL
kernel-module-slip-1.0-1_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-module-ppp-1.0.2-2_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-smp-module-ppp-1.0.2-2_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-smp-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL
kernel-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL
kernel-module-appletalk-1.0-1_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-smp-module-appletalk-1.0-1_2.6.9_34.0.2.EL
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.2.EL
[root@tiger ~]#
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Chrisco781 on August 31, 2006, 05:09:09 AM
Well, it is true this box does have a little history or the drives I should say. I have this setup as a RAID 1. At first the two drives were in total different box with a VIA 650 MHz processor. This server also started off running SME 7 pre4. Motherboard died in the old box. Swollen and leaking capacitors, you know the story. I had upgraded one of my other computers there recently so I had this box to put it into with the Celeron 1.7. Of course that has been a while back and have gone through many updates since then.
  But enough with the history. VMware server is now running on the SME server! Giddy Up!!!
 Decided I would try the same thing again that Will had already told me to do except with a different RPM. So this is how I got it to work.

wget ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/CentOS/4.3/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i586.rpm

rpm -Uvh kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.EL.i586.rpm

Chose /usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-34.EL-smp-i586/include  for C header files that match my running kernel

Then I finished following the how to guide that Will also linked earlier
http://no.longer.valid/phpwiki/index.php/How-To%20install%20VMware%20free%20server%20on%20a%20SME%207.0%20Host

And Whala!  Appreciate all your help Will.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on August 31, 2006, 05:54:55 AM
Glad you got it working.

I saw that i586 version there but research from google and irc made me believe that it wasn't relevent to celerons.

Just for clarification...

* Drives in VIA Cpu system with SME7 pre4

* Drives moved to Celeron CPU system.

Question, did you do a fresh install of SME7 after the drives were moved ?
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Chrisco781 on August 31, 2006, 03:12:56 PM
No, just reconfigured.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on September 01, 2006, 06:19:31 AM
Quote from: "Chrisco781"
No, just reconfigured.


I'm not a Linux guru but I think what you did is not normal practice and may of added to your problems installing VMware-server.

You were able to 'recover' this time.

Maybe start a new thread to ask about the implications of what you did.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: johndknm on September 10, 2006, 04:52:17 AM
YAY
Thanks for the howto.  I struggled and struggled with the management server console timing out with an auth error only to discover my own inability to cut and paste was the problem.  I left out the step with the authd rpm kindly made by Duncan and this was the problem.

I am pursuing this solution to see if I can make a p2v "copy" of a win2k3 active directory server and application/database server that I can use in a disaster recovery type scenario.

Thanks heaps for the howto. Ive used sme a bit over the last few years and its just so reliable!
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: markehle on October 02, 2006, 06:11:48 PM
Hello -

I tried to follow the vmware server howto outlined in this thread. Everything seems to install correctly, and the vmware daemons are running, but when I try to start a virtual server that runs fine on a computer running windows XP and vmware, it errors out at the command line with this:

Error: Command failed: A file was not found

...and vmware-serverd.log says this:

Oct 02 12:10:07: app| New connection on socket server-vmdb from host localhost (ip address: local) , user: root
Oct 02 12:10:07: app| SP: New user session for user: root, pos: 0
Oct 02 12:10:07: app| The vm-list file has changed! Reloading the list of registered vms
Oct 02 12:10:08: app| vmdbPipe_Streams Couldn't read: OVL_STATUS_EOF
Oct 02 12:10:08: app| SP: Deleting user session: 0 username: root

Does anybody know what I missed or why this is happening?

Thanks!

Mark
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: markehle on October 02, 2006, 08:35:26 PM
Oops - problem solved. I didn't register the virtual machine first:
vmware-cmd -s register "/var/lib/vmware/VirtualMachines/(path to config)"
Title: vmware-config.pl succeeds but VM's don't start
Post by: zzrpat on November 03, 2006, 01:04:18 AM
Hi,

Thanks for the howto. I hope this tip helps someone:

I had to run vmware-config.pl to configure the server as well. Every time I tried to start a server, vmware would ask me to re-run vmware-config.pl. Removing the file /etc/vmware/not_configured allowed me to start my VMs.

Cheers!

Darren
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on November 22, 2006, 11:44:51 AM
Looks like installing VMware-server just got a little easier.

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cd /tmp
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wget http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-1.0.1-29996.i386.rpm
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wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver//releases/7/builds/rpms/RPMS/noarch/smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-03.noarch.rpm
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yum --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-03.noarch.rpm VMware-server-1.0.1-29996.i386.rpm
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vmware-config.pl


Each code box is one line.

Thanks to Gordon and Shad.
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[root@c3 tmp]# rpm -qp smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-03.noarch.rpm -i
Name        : smeserver-vmware-server      Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 0.0.1                             Vendor: (none)
Release     : 03                            Build Date: Fri 17 Nov 2006 07:57:35 AM EST
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: smebuild.lordsfam.net
Group       : SMEServer/addon               Source RPM: smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-03.src.rpm
Size        : 418                              License: GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 17 Nov 2006 01:19:20 PM EST, Key ID 3d7205081e9c9308
Packager    : Gordon Rowell <gordonr@gormand.com.au>
Summary     : VMware server integration package for SME Server
Description :
VMware server integration package for SME Server
[root@c3 tmp]#
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: codegrinder on November 30, 2006, 03:49:40 AM
*edit

Woot thanks william got it working

" yum remove gcc cpp glibc-kernheaders "  

and started the how to over
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on November 30, 2006, 05:09:10 AM
You may not even require cpp and gcc.

Only if your using a kernel that VMware do not provide modules for will you need them.

They are developer tools and having them on a server may exasperate a security breach.
Title: consol error
Post by: bpados on December 08, 2006, 05:25:45 PM
I followed the howto in this posting and I have two pretty new servers that I successfully installed vm server on and their happy and running fine.
There is a third server i did the same thing as i did before and i get a console connection error. where the console upon connection gives me an error that vm actively disconnected me.

Anyone who had the same problem and had it corrected?


Thanks,

Bela.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on December 19, 2006, 06:24:12 AM
Hey guys, I just installed vmware per this how-to, it seems that vmware-mui has been replaced by a 'evaluation only' of VirtualCenter for VMware Server http://www.vmware.com/products/server/vc14.html
If that's true how are you managing your VMs?
[edit]
I found this a nice addition, not sure if it will actually do what I need
http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_xen_management_bixdata
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: duncan on December 19, 2006, 06:35:40 AM
You can still download the client.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on December 19, 2006, 06:38:38 AM
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You can still download the client.

I swear I couldn't find it, care to share?  :)
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: duncan on December 19, 2006, 06:44:01 AM
Winders
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-win32-client-1.0.1-29996.zip

Linux
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-linux-client-1.0.1-29996.zip
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on December 19, 2006, 07:33:05 AM
Quote from: "stuntshell"
Hey guys, I just installed vmware per this how-to, it seems that vmware-mui has been replaced by a 'evaluation only' of VirtualCenter for VMware Server http://www.vmware.com/products/server/vc14.html
If that's true how are you managing your VMs?
[edit]
I found this a nice addition, not sure if it will actually do what I need
http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_xen_management_bixdata


MUI is still there...

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-mui-1.0.1-29996.tar.gz
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on December 19, 2006, 07:43:54 AM
Thanks a lot guys, I found nothing on their page. I even registered for the evaluation product but received no email from them (yet!).
Time to play  :D
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on February 01, 2007, 04:57:04 AM
I'm installed and  configured the vmware stuff and all, but I can't get my vsystems to boot at start up, looking at the logs I see:
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Jan 30 21:04:11: app| Msg_Post: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such device.
Jan 30 21:04:11: app| Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.

What am I missing here?
Thanks,
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on February 01, 2007, 06:10:24 AM
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[root@tiger ~]# uname -r
2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp
[root@tiger ~]#

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[root@tiger ~]# updatedb
[root@tiger ~]# locate vmmon.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp/misc/vmmon.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp/misc/vmmon.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp/misc/vmmon.ko
[root@tiger ~]#
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on February 01, 2007, 04:07:55 PM
Here's mine:
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[root@v3 ~]# uname -r
2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp
[root@sme ~]# updatedb
[root@sme ~]# locate vmmon.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp/misc/vmmon.ko
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on February 02, 2007, 12:27:07 AM
Did you do this bit...

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mknod -m 0600 /etc/udev/devices/vmmon c 10 165
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on February 02, 2007, 05:48:41 AM
Yes, I ran that on the beginning of the installation!
I re-run the vmware-config.pl and everything seems fine, including the line that states:
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Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

The module bld-2.6.9-11.EL-i686smp-RHEL4 loads perfectly in the running kernel.

Edit:
Reinstalled all again and it's working  :pint:
Thanks,
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: sonoracomm on February 04, 2007, 07:22:44 PM
Three comments:

1) Thanks for sharing, everyone!

2) The new URL for the smeserver-vmware-server RPM is:
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http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7.1/smedev/i386/RPMS/smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm


3) The gcc compiler, etc. will be needed in the future.  Every time there is a kernel update, the vmware-config.pl command will need to be run again, so you may not want to uninstall that stuff...

G

p.s.  I maintain a howto on our web site for internal use...
http://www.sonoracomm.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=116
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on March 09, 2007, 06:37:01 AM
VMware-server updated.


Latest Version: 1.0.2 | 2/28/07 | Build 39867


http://register.vmware.com/content/download.html
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: jahlewis on March 12, 2007, 02:37:55 PM
I've got it vmware-server 1.02 installed and running on a SME 7.1.2 in server mode, with the 1.02 mui installed.

Logging in as admin on the mui gives me access, but no permissions to see the settings
Logging in as root on the mui gives me full control

However, on the client (server console), I can't log in at all, either as root or admin.  Any ideas?

Here's what I'm seeing in /var/log/messages:
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Mar 12 09:32:33 lepton xinetd[15278]: libwrap refused connection to vmware-authd (libwrap=vmware-authd) from 192.168.100.14
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: steever on March 15, 2007, 12:12:33 PM
"There was a problem connecting:

Cannot connect to host mydomain.com: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it."

This is the error I get now when I try to connect using the console - logging in as either root or admin results in the above error.  I used to be able to log in as root without any difficulty.

Is anyone else experiencing the same trouble?

Steever
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on March 15, 2007, 02:06:52 PM
Did you do a recent sme update ?

Try running the vmware config script again.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: steever on March 16, 2007, 01:18:57 AM
Yes, I ran the script (have to do this whenever the kernel is upgraded) - but no luck.  I can use the MUI like the above guy said, but not the console anymore.  Why would my server be actively knocking back the connections?

Steve
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on March 16, 2007, 05:28:16 AM
Console Version V's Server Version ? Wild guess.


VMWare Logs?

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Cannot connect to host 192.168.2.9: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it


Port number ?
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: steever on March 16, 2007, 11:11:30 AM
Console version is 1.02
Server version is 1.02

I'll post the logs if you tell me where to find them.

Any help is appreciated.

Steve
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on March 16, 2007, 11:43:42 AM
/var/log

What mode is sme in ?

How did you install (with howto or the smedev files) ?

Which interface are you connecting on ?
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on April 08, 2007, 02:41:56 AM
I just updated my server to 7.1.3, also updated vmware to the latest, I couldn't log on the Console Server anymore.
After watching my error messages:
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xinetd[9464]: libwrap refused connection to vmware-authd (libwrap=vmware-authd)


I followed this link from google (http://groups.google.com/group/comp.databases.pick/browse_thread/thread/23951bf7084f1410/b77f31baf3da4764?lnk=st&q=libwrap+refused+connection+vmware+server&rnum=1&hl=en#b77f31baf3da4764)
 which suggests adding
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flags           =       NOLIBWRAP to /etc/xinetd.d/vmware-authd

Now I can login again.

Is this OK? :mrgreen:
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: steever on April 09, 2007, 12:34:18 PM
Hi thanks for that.  But no luck!

Here's the error message from the logs:

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Apr 08 20:46:02: app| Setting up serverd discovery channel for vmxes
Apr 08 20:46:02: app| Successfully set up serverd discovery channel for vmxes
Apr 08 20:46:02: app| vmware-serverd entering main loop.
Apr 08 20:46:11: app| New connection on socket server-vmdb from host localhost (ip address: local) , user: root
Apr 08 20:46:11: app| SP: New user session for user: root, pos: 0
Apr 08 20:46:11: app| The vm-list file has changed! Reloading the list of registered vms
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Msg_Post: Error
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| [msg.vmmonPosix.openFailed] Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| [localized] Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| ----------------------------------------
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Msg_Post: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app|
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Msg_Post: Error
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| [msg.vmmonPosix.initFailed] Failed to initialize monitor device.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| [localized] Failed to initialize monitor device.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| ----------------------------------------
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Msg_Post: Failed to initialize monitor device.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app|
Apr 08 20:49:07: app| vmdbPipe_Streams Couldn't read: OVL_STATUS_EOF
Apr 08 20:49:07: app| SP: Deleting user session: 0 username: root
Apr 08 20:49:08: app| Signal 15 caught.  Requesting shutdown.
Apr 08 20:49:08: app| Shutting down vmserverd (0).
Apr 08 20:49:13: app| IPC_exit: disconnecting all threads
Apr 08 20:49:13: app| SP: Unregistered from the poll loop


I uninstalled it and then re-installed, but same error.  Any ideas?

Steve
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: TrevorB on April 09, 2007, 01:43:57 PM
Quote from: "steever"
Apr 08 20:46:11: app| The vm-list file has changed! Reloading the list of registered vms
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Msg_Post: Error
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| [msg.vmmonPosix.openFailed] Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| [localized] Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| ----------------------------------------
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Msg_Post: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Apr 08 20:49:02: app| Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
Looks like you haven't run vmware-config.pl since the last kernel upgrade.

It's not able to load vmmon which is kernel specific and inserted when you run vmware-config.pl. This needs to be run on the server after install and each kernel update (and there have been a couple recently).
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 11, 2007, 01:09:17 PM
Hi

Hope this might help somebody

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No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

On a fresh install on SME server v 7.1.3 port 902 the standard port for vmware server is already in use. During the config one is presented with an alternate port. In my case it was port 903, but this can be changed manually.
When the console gives this error message change to the port you accepted during config but not port 902.

A problem I encountered during install of the Web Management Console or  VMware-mui was that upon reboot the console did not start so a connection could not be made.

From the command line
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/etc/init.d/httpd.vmware start

did start the console and everything worked fine but only till the following reboot.

I sorted this out by making the following symbolic link
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ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd.vmware /etc/rc7.d/S91httpd.vmware

From there the web console was available after a reboot.

Please post any comments to this
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: brentonv on April 12, 2007, 05:31:44 AM
hi there. has anyone relolved this yet?

i can't even find http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7.1/smedev/i386/RPMS/smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm anymore. all the links are dead. can someone put up a working link please

do we have to use either sme 7.1 and vmware 1.02 or sme 7.13 [EDIT: i meant 7.3] and vmware 1.01? confused... does anyone know what went wrong with port 902 and why the vm-console does not work anymore
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on April 12, 2007, 06:41:20 AM
Quote from: "brentonv"
hi there. has anyone relolved this yet?

i can't even find http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7.1/smedev/i386/RPMS/smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm anymore. all the links are dead. can someone put up a working link please

do we have to use either sme 7.1 and vmware 1.02 or sme 7.13 and vmware 1.01? confused... does anyone know what went wrong with port 902 and why the vm-console does not work anymore


Use the ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com instead of ibiblio

I'm using port 902 just fine, even with 7.2(test)
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 12, 2007, 09:11:29 AM
Hi brentonv,

I've used v7.1.3 (fresh install and updated to) with VMware-server-1.0.2-39867.i386.rpm and smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm.

The link to the latter file seems to have disappeared, but as stuntshell points out you'll find it in:
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http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7.1/smedev/i386/RPMS/

What port 902 concerns, it's also a bit of a mistery to me. I've installed VMware-server more than a couple times on several distros and sometimes when you invoke vmware-config.pl the script reports that port 902 is already in use, but presents you with an alternate i.e. port 903 or 904.
If you don't pick that up and later try to connect with the console from another computer using port 902 it will give:
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No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

Why it reports that port 902 is in use i have no idea. But important is that you follow the script and see what it tells you.
Thats what the VMware Server Console concerns.

The other problem I pointed out concerns the Web Management Console, which you use with a standard web browser as:  
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http://serveraddress:8222

For that you need to install:
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VMware-mui-1.0.2-39867.tar.gz

When I rebooted the server, the web management console didn't start anymore. The solution that I found was to create a symbolic link so it would start on the next reboot:
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ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd.vmware /etc/rc7.d/S19httpd.vmware

Hopes this takes a bit of the confusion away
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: brentonv on April 12, 2007, 03:01:08 PM
cool. i have some news for you guys.

it looks like the vmware console (port 902 etc) will not work for vmware 1.02 on a vanilla sme 7.1.3 [edit for stuntshell]

it does work well on sme 7.1 [no stuntshell edit this time], and continues to work after upgrading to 7.1.3 [edit for stuntshell] but there are some issues:

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Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc vmware: Starting VMware services:
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc vmware:    Virtual machine monitor
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc vmware: 
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc vmware:
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc vmware:
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc vmware: Module vmnet is not loaded.  Please verify that it is loaded before
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc vmware: running this script.
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc vmware:
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc rc.e-smith: Starting vmware:  failed
Apr 12 22:45:31 ntvdc httpd.vmware:    Starting httpd.vmware:
Apr 12 22:45:33 ntvdc httpd.vmware: 
Apr 12 22:45:33 ntvdc httpd.vmware:
Apr 12 22:45:33 ntvdc rc.e-smith: Starting httpd.vmware:  succeeded


after enabling nat and host-only networking in vmware-config.pl then everything seems back to normal and working fine.

perhaps this is the issue with installing vmware 1.02 on sme 7.1.3  [edit for stuntshell]

regards,
brenton
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Franco on April 12, 2007, 03:51:21 PM
7.3 ?
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 12, 2007, 04:35:52 PM
Hi Benton,

It looks like you install SME server 7.1, than Install VMware server and than update the SME server to v7.1.3

Am I Correct?

Beter would be:

1. Install SME server 7.1
2. Update to v7.1.3
3. Install VMware server 1.0.2
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: brentonv on April 13, 2007, 02:06:10 AM
vulpes
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It looks like you install SME server 7.1, than Install VMware server 1.02 and than update the SME server to v7.1.3

Am I Correct?

you are correct. installing after upgrading to 7.1.3 causes the port 902 error somehow?

regards,
brenton
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 13, 2007, 08:21:12 AM
Hi Brenton,

The update to v7.1.3 updates also the kernel. Therefore updating after you've installed VMware server is not advisable.

Just avoid problems by first updating and than installing VMware server.

Port 902 is actually a non-issue. There are some other distros were the script says that port 902 is in use. SuSE is one of them. Weather that port is actually in use or not doesn't change anything. The script will present you with a suitable port. You just need to remember which port it is when you use the console. Thats all.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: brentonv on April 13, 2007, 06:38:49 PM
vulpes. i think the point was that the console just doesn't work when installing vmware 1.02 after upgrading to sme 7.1.3. port 902-3-4-5 etc 6-7-8-9 etc. whatever. running vmware-config.pl should rebuild vmware after any kernel updates. if you get vmware 1.02 working on a vanilla 7.1.3 just tell us what to do. don't hesitate. work it out mr.

regards,
brentonv
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 13, 2007, 07:39:37 PM
Hi Brenton,

Sorry to hear that that you cannot get it to work. I don't know if you've installed from scratch, but sometimes it's just better to do so, and it usually saves you a lot of time

What I can tell you is the way I installed it and that the end result is working perfectly.

 1. Install SME
 2. Update to version 7.1.3
 3. Follow the guidelines as per:
http://www.sonoracomm.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=116&Itemid=32
Also look at:
http://www.sonoracomm.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54

The only difference with my install is that:
 
 1. I do enable NAT.
 2. I create a symlink for the mui.

Give this a try and let us know.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on April 14, 2007, 01:58:15 AM
Quote from: "brentonv"
vulpes. i think the point was that the console just doesn't work when installing vmware 1.02 after upgrading to sme 7.1.3. port 902-3-4-5 etc 6-7-8-9 etc. whatever. running vmware-config.pl should rebuild vmware after any kernel updates. if you get vmware 1.02 working on a vanilla 7.1.3 just tell us what to do. don't hesitate. work it out mr.

regards,
brentonv


I'm in the process of trying this out.

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wget http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-1.0.2-39867.i386.rpm
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wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7/smedev/i386/RPMS/smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm
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yum localinstall smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm VMware-server-1.0.2-39867.i386.rpm
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vmware-config.pl
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signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot

I believe the above will only allow the console to connect via the local lan.

For internet access (WAN) try...

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config setprop vmware-authd access public
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signal-event remoteaccess-update
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on April 14, 2007, 03:47:05 AM
The above appears ok.

Now for MUI.

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wget http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-mui-1.0.2-39867.tar.gz
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tar -xzvf VMware-mui-1.0.2-39867.tar.gz
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cd vmware-mui-distrib/
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./vmware-install.pl
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config set httpd.vmware service TCPPorts 8222,8333 access public status enabled
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ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/e-smith-service /etc/rc7.d/S91httpd.vmware
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signal-event remoteaccess-update
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/etc/rc7.d/S91httpd.vmware restart

I then went to http://server:8222 and logged into the MUI and downloaded the console.

Installed the console and connected to port 902.

Server History
7.0 CD install
yum update to 7.1.3
Install kernel 2.6.9-48.ELsmp (test box does not rely on any kmods)
Initial install of VMserver 1.0.2
Initial install of VMserver-MUI 1.0.2

Files installed by YUM
VMware-server.i386 1.0.2-39867
fontconfig.i386 2.2.3-7.centos4
xinetd.i386 2:2.3.13-4.4E.1
xorg-x11-libs.i386 6.8.2-1.EL.13.37.7
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL.i386 6.8.2-1.EL.13.37.7
smeserver-vmware-server.noarch 0.0.1-4.el4.sme


Now to test if VM's restart after a reboot.

EDIT: add restarting the service
EDIT: add list of files installed
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 14, 2007, 11:47:31 AM
Hi william_syd,

Do you have any ideas why the web console doesn't start up when I use:
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ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/e-smith-service /etc/rc7.d/S91httpd.vmware
But works fine when I use:
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ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd.vmware /etc/rc7.d/S91httpd.vmware
This baffles me now for a couple of days.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on April 14, 2007, 12:56:11 PM
What does
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config show httpd.vmware
give you ?
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[root@hp ~]# config show httpd.vmware
httpd.vmware=service
    TCPPorts=8222,8333
    access=public
    status=enabled
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 14, 2007, 01:11:30 PM
Hi William,

It shows:
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httpd.vmware=service
Status=enabled
TCPPorts=8222,8333
access=public

In a different order but I guess that wouldn't make a difference
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on April 14, 2007, 01:19:49 PM
Hmm.. Status has to be all lowercase.

Then do the remoteaccess-update again.

Oh.. and I'm told if you use the TCPPort/s property then you don't need any port-forwarding in server-manager if your in server-gateway mode.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 14, 2007, 01:49:21 PM
Hi William,

Unbelievable............the small "s" did the trick!

Well that makes your latest setup fully functional.

Thanx man,

Marc

fyi: I'm using the system in serveronly mode.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on April 14, 2007, 02:03:15 PM
Glad it worked out.

I see you have access set to public. You probably have another box controlling access from the big bad internet but I believe there is a hostallow and hostdeny property that can be used to limit access. I'm not 100% sure... maybe tomorrow I will look into it.

Just a little FYI.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: vulpes on April 14, 2007, 02:22:56 PM
Hi William,

Well for practical reasons I use Monowall as firewall simply because my internet access is situated in another building with which I'm connected via Wifi. I run that Monowall from a tiny Wrap board, I cannot put a big box there.

But there are great features in Monowall mainly around network administration. Many of them I would love to see implemented in SME.

Thanx anyway for your help,

Marc
Title: Vmware problems
Post by: mmd on May 01, 2007, 06:10:18 AM
i messed up a working server with vmware running before, and I can't get it right now. Hours of searching this forum and the web has not been much help. I believe i went off a guide in the wiki, that is no longer available.

I was able to get thru the vmware-config.pl , entered a serial number and all the required things.

there are a few errors seen in the log:

Apr 30 22:29:54 www httpd.vmware: /etc/rc7.d/S91httpd.vmware: Couldn't find/execute init script for service httpd.vmware
Apr 30 22:29:54 www rc.e-smith: Starting httpd.vmware:  failed

what is this error suppossed to be linking to?
Title: Re: Vmware problems
Post by: william_syd on May 01, 2007, 07:38:48 AM
Quote from: "mmd"

there are a few errors seen in the log:

Apr 30 22:29:54 www httpd.vmware: /etc/rc7.d/S91httpd.vmware: Couldn't find/execute init script for service httpd.vmware
Apr 30 22:29:54 www rc.e-smith: Starting httpd.vmware:  failed

what is this error suppossed to be linking to?


This is the management interface (mui) not the server.
Title: Got it
Post by: mmd on May 01, 2007, 08:05:12 AM
I have it up and running once again. Your instructions were the key. I just need to learn how to read :)

thanks..
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: markehle on May 26, 2007, 06:22:11 PM
Folks -

I have installed vmware server on my new SME 7.1.3 install. It appears to be working correctly but I cannot log in from another computer - it just hangs. I can log into the web interface just fine, but not the console.

Any ideas?

Thanks -

Mark
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on May 28, 2007, 08:42:27 AM
Quote from: "markehle"
Folks -

I have installed vmware server on my new SME 7.1.3 install. It appears to be working correctly but I cannot log in from another computer - it just hangs. I can log into the web interface just fine, but not the console.

Any ideas?

Thanks -

Mark


What do you get from
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config show vmware-authd
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: markehle on May 28, 2007, 02:00:14 PM
Thanks for the reply!

When i type in
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config show vmware-authd
I get:
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vmware-authd=service
    TCPPort=902
    access=public
    status=enabled


Like I said, I can get to the vmware web interface no problem. I can also register new VM's from the command line and start them from the web, but the vmware console will not connect - I enter my credentials and it just hangs there, from a PC running windows XP with the firewall off as well as my Ubuntu laptop.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: brick on July 28, 2007, 05:29:51 AM
Hi,
I'm using 7.2 and everything went fine with the installation.
Like markehle I'm also can access the server via shell and MUI, but not via console.

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config show vmware-authd
reports nothing.

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ps aux | grep vmware
root      4666  0.0  0.4 34076 4876 ?        Ss   00:20   0:00 /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware -DSSL -DSSL_ONLY -DGSX -d /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache
www       4691  0.0  0.4 33900 4396 ?        S    00:20   0:00 /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware -DSSL -DSSL_ONLY -DGSX -d /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache
www       4712  0.0  0.8 38856 9204 ?        S    00:20   0:00 /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware -DSSL -DSSL_ONLY -DGSX -d /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache
root      4726  0.1  1.3 16072 13488 ?       Ss   00:20   0:00 /usr/sbin/vmware-serverd
www       6054  0.6  0.9 39768 10064 ?       S    00:26   0:00 /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware -DSSL -DSSL_ONLY -DGSX -d /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache
root      6058  0.0  0.0  4840  604 pts/0    S+   00:27   0:00 grep vmware
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on July 28, 2007, 10:07:54 AM
Just did a install using what I wrote before and all is good on 7.2

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[root@tiger vmware-mui-distrib]# config show vmware-authd
vmware-authd=service
    TCPPort=902
    access=public
    status=enabled
[root@tiger vmware-mui-distrib]#

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[root@tiger vmware-mui-distrib]# ps aux | grep vmware
root      5329  0.0  0.0  1632  416 ?        Ss   17:50   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-natd -d /var/run/vmnet-natd-8.pid -m /var/run/vmnet-natd-8.mac -c /etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat/nat.conf
root      5360  0.0  0.0  1636  300 ?        Ss   17:50   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd -cf /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf -lf /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases -pf /var/run/vmnet-dhcpd-vmnet1.pid vmnet1
root      5361  0.0  0.0  1636  300 ?        Ss   17:50   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd -cf /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf -lf /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases -pf /var/run/vmnet-dhcpd-vmnet8.pid vmnet8
root      5583  0.1  0.6 17332 14128 ?       Ssl  17:52   0:01 /usr/sbin/vmware-serverd
root      5772  0.0  0.2 34084 4868 ?        Ss   17:53   0:00 /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware -DSSL -DSSL_ONLY -DGSX -d /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache
www       5775  0.0  0.2 33908 4392 ?        S    17:53   0:00 /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware -DSSL -DSSL_ONLY -DGSX -d /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache
www       5779  0.0  0.6 43340 14364 ?       S    17:53   0:00 /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware -DSSL -DSSL_ONLY -DGSX -d /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache
www       5780  0.0  0.6 43268 14024 ?       S    17:54   0:00 /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware -DSSL -DSSL_ONLY -DGSX -d /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache
root      5840  0.0  0.0  4128  564 pts/0    S+   18:07   0:00 grep vmware
[root@tiger vmware-mui-distrib]#
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: brick on July 28, 2007, 03:24:47 PM
Could it be because my server is in server-only mode?
Should I reinstall the whole thing?
And while in the subject, did you use the same version or is there an updated one?

Thanks,
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on July 28, 2007, 03:30:36 PM
Quote from: "brick"
Could it be because my server is in server-only mode?
Should I reinstall the whole thing?
And while in the subject, did you use the same version or is there an updated one?

Thanks,


I'm in server only mode.

smeserver-vmware-server was the same. VMware server was VMware-server-1.0.3-44356.i386.rpm

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yum localinstall smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm VMware-server-1.0.3-44356.i386.rpm

There was one dependancy ..... xinetd.i386 2:2.3.13-4.4E.1 that yum took care of.

If the config script says 902 is in use, just use it anyway.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: brick on July 28, 2007, 06:57:58 PM
I think I found the problem:
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tail /var/log/vmware/vmware-serverd.log
Jul 28 13:52:04: app| Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
Jul 28 13:52:04: app|
Jul 28 13:52:04: app| Msg_Post: Error
Jul 28 13:52:04: app| [msg.vmmonPosix.initFailed] Failed to initialize monitor device.
Jul 28 13:52:04: app| [localized] Failed to initialize monitor device.
Jul 28 13:52:04: app| ----------------------------------------
Jul 28 13:52:04: app| Msg_Post: Failed to initialize monitor device.
Jul 28 13:52:04: app|
Jul 28 13:52:08: app| CnxAcceptConnection: Could not receive fd on 35: Connection reset by peer
Jul 28 13:52:08: app| Failed to get IPC connection

I'm not sure how to solve it :(


Thanks,
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service vmware status
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 is running
Module vmmon loaded
Module vmnet loaded
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on July 29, 2007, 03:07:35 AM
Maybe remove it and start again.

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yum remove smeserver-vmware-server VMware-server xinetd


Make sure it only wants to remove three packages.
Title: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: brick on July 29, 2007, 06:09:25 AM
Quote
Maybe remove it and start again.

Code:
yum remove smeserver-vmware-server VMware-server xinetd



Make sure it only wants to remove three packages.


Thanks a lot, xinetd was the problem!!!
:)
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: HomePlayer on September 25, 2007, 03:47:25 PM
Trying to install --vmware-config.pl ask for "What is the location of the "gcc" program on your machine?" cant find gcc on my server or in the forms
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Boris on September 26, 2007, 05:27:13 AM
gcc, cpp and few other dependency packages are not part of default SME installation.
You will need to read how-to closely and install them via yum (so the dependencies are resolved) before you run vmware-config.pl.
Once you done with installation and configuration of VMWare server, you can (and really, really should) remove gcc, cpp per same how-to, via yum remove command.
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: HomePlayer on September 26, 2007, 10:48:39 AM
great work on this topic;
i used this howto http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=30838.msg162804#msg162804 and when it asked for the gcc i typed "/usr" or "/lib" not sure any more now ( edit - extaly i sad "no" and it went on), the install went on and all seems oke it's working.
<--- just wondering why not more ppl are using and or working on VMware it's a great tool
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Boris on September 26, 2007, 10:04:08 PM

<--- just wondering why not more ppl are using and or working on VMware it's a great tool
A lot of people use it.
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: syscom on September 27, 2007, 12:18:40 AM
I got my SME 7.2 virtualized under Ubuntu 7.04

:D
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: jameswilson on October 29, 2007, 03:05:55 AM
Hi, I have a slight issue, it isnt a SME one I think its a Vm one

ANyway i have a sme 7.2 install running a website mainly and vm
On the vm there are a few machines, inclusing a couple of sme's doing various things a test asterisk server and a win 2k server.
I use the win2k server with terminal services to view a database using a windows front end of a mysql db.

All this works great but
I need to have fax on the win2k server.
I have looked into adding hyla fax to the host sme, but this look over complicated for my simple requirements, so i plugged a serial modem into com1 and expected win 2k to be able to see it. Alas no lol

I assume its a permission thing on the sme host? But cant seem to see any relevant errors in the logs, all seems ok but it cant see the modem. I have tried a couple of leads and tested it on another windows machine.
Any suggestions pleases?

james
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: HomePlayer on November 04, 2007, 08:11:30 PM
can some one tell where to get/vind this file
wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7/smedev/i386/RPMS/smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm


Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: cactus on November 04, 2007, 08:17:59 PM
can some one tell where to get/vind this file
wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/releases/7/smedev/i386/RPMS/smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm
Have a look in this topic (http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=39023.msg177913#msg177913).
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: HomePlayer on November 04, 2007, 08:32:25 PM
if some one can mail me the prog then
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: cactus on November 04, 2007, 08:41:33 PM
if some one can mail me the prog then
And what is wrong with downloading the file yourself... I posted the link in the other topic, to which I already provided the link.
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: arne on November 05, 2007, 12:43:42 AM
Just a small question ..

I have read this tread trough, and it is one thing I do not understand.

Why should vmware server be installed on SME 7.2 ?

For what practical purposes could a virtual server running under SME 7.2 be used for ?

(If the question were the oposite: How to run SME server as an virtuel server using vmware it would be something else.)
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: HomePlayer on November 27, 2007, 08:14:18 AM
thats simple, http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=39130.0 here i run a win xp on VMware host SME, also i run a VMware that runs a centOS whit SUGARcrm.

so not only for testing, its great for doing things that cant be done on Linux and or SME
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: thomasch on November 27, 2007, 10:25:30 AM
Just a small question ..

I have read this tread trough, and it is one thing I do not understand.

Why should vmware server be installed on SME 7.2 ?

For what practical purposes could a virtual server running under SME 7.2 be used for ?

(If the question were the oposite: How to run SME server as an virtuel server using vmware it would be something else.)

Arne,

Exagerated example :

Your company own a super fast XEON server with plenty of RAM and BIG harddisk. Then SMESERVER installed to run a DNS server, webserver, mail server and gateway because your boss heard Smeserver is the best in doing the job.

Your new boss  want you to install a new MSSQL server for the backend of a General Ledger software built by himself using VB.NET that can only run under Windows, he also want you to install a very Secure IM Server that run only on BeOS,
and he insist to use Netware as file server to play with because he never touch linux and he never will.

Your only option are :
1. do it
2. get fired because he will find somebody to do it.

Without VMware you have to setup :
- one Windows box
- one BeOS box
- one Netware Box
- doing some cabling
- prepare new rack space for the new servers

With VMWare :
No, you don't have to set up another box, not even a single cable.
Just install Windows, BeOS, and Netware on top of a vmware server (which is installed inside a SME server) and voila, you have one box with four server/OS.
Your boss happy and you get promotion and bonus because you save company several thousands dollars.

It's me exagerrating, but in real life, small and big companies saving cost this way..  :lol:
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Per on November 28, 2007, 06:34:47 PM
I have done a test install of VMware Server on a fresh and updated (071126) SME 7.2.
Then added the commands to the existing HowTo in the Wiki: http://wiki.contribs.org/Vmware (http://wiki.contribs.org/Vmware).
Please read and correct (edit) it. :hammer:

A silly question:  When i run virtual machines inside VMware on a SMEserver-host I can't see any activity in the console window, but I can connect thru SSH (SMEsever-client) and remote desktop (Win-client). I guess it's something about missing window management im SME... Am I right or have I just missed something?
/Per
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Boris on November 28, 2007, 09:38:52 PM
per,
I guess that you asking about vmware-remote-console installation on the same SME server there VMWare server is hosted? It is possible on generic Linux on Windows host, but SME doesn't have graphic environment (x-Windows) to support console.
You will need to use VMware remote console from the different workstation.

 
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Boris on November 28, 2007, 09:47:10 PM
Arne,
Exagerated example :......
Very visual :-)

In the real life its very common, that a small company have mission critical MS Windows-only application(s), but e-mail, web, and other Internet services are better served by SME. Running that application specific Windows server inside of VMware server hosted on multipurpose SME server, saves a lot money and frustration for them. Most of the resent hardware is underutilized for the typical daily job anyway.

Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: jahlewis on November 29, 2007, 03:57:26 AM
I'm getting a missing xinetd dependency when trying to install smeserver-vmware-server on a freshish 7.2 server.  Anyone else get this?

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[root@gluon contribs]# yum localinstall VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.i386.rpm smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm
==============================================================
WARNING: Additional commands may be required after running yum
==============================================================
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading "smeserver" plugin
Setting up Local Package Process
Examining VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.i386.rpm: VMware-server - 1.0.4-56528.i386
Examining smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm: smeserver-vmware-server - 0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch
Marking VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.i386.rpm to be installed
Marking smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package smeserver-vmware-server.noarch 0:0.0.1-4.el4.sme set to be updated
---> Package VMware-server.i386 0:1.0.4-56528 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
Setting up repositories
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Reading repository metadata in from local files
--> Processing Dependency: xinetd for package: smeserver-vmware-server
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: xinetd is needed by package smeserver-vmware-server
================================================================
No new rpms were installed. No additional commands are required.
================================================================
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Per on November 29, 2007, 08:18:23 AM
Maybe this would work to help resolve dependency?:
 
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yum -y --enablerepo=base --enablerepo=updates localinstall \
smeserver-vmware-server-0.0.1-4.el4.sme.noarch.rpm \
VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.i386.rpm

As in Sonoras HowTo: http://www.sonoracomm.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=116&Itemid=32 (http://www.sonoracomm.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=116&Itemid=32)
/Per
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: jahlewis on November 29, 2007, 02:14:59 PM
This is exactly what I ended up doing.  Thanks.
Do any of you have preferences in terms of what settings you choose in vmware-config.pl?
NAT?  File location?

It would be good in the wiki to make suggestions as to good storage locations to ensure the data is backed up?

-JL
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Per on November 29, 2007, 02:47:33 PM
Ah, good. I have changed the HowTo to use that method instead.

About vmware-config.pl: I have used suggested alternative so far, exept for path to gcc where I choosed No (not installed).
But you (and others) are free to add your good practices in the wiki... ;-)
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Per on November 29, 2007, 08:16:36 PM
Thanks Boris, I'll try to clarify myself:

1 -Installed VMware server + MUI + Console on a fresh and updated 7.2 SMEbox.
2 -Copied one SME-VM and one Win-VM (ready and working) to the SMEbox.
3 -Connected to VMware-console in SMEbox from a VMware-console in a Winbox.
4 -When I start SME-VM or Win-VM, the console window (in Winbox) remains black even though the VMs are working perfectly.
I can connect remotely (ssh or rd) to the VMs but I lack direct access in the console window...
When I try fullscreen-mode I get this error message:
"Failed to enter fullscreen mode: Unable to access the mouse, keyboard and screen of the virtual machine."

Could it be due to the fact that the VMs are created in a Winbox?
I will try to install a new VM in SMEbox.....

Edit:  :-D Yupp, during install of new VM (SME 7.2) the console window works perfectly, so it seems to be something about virtual machines created in a Winbox that's messing up console window in SMEbox.
It simply seems incompatible in that regard  :sad:
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Boris on November 29, 2007, 09:09:44 PM
per.
try to check configuration of vmachines that you moved to SME before you start them.
Most likely that port names and other device names need to be corrected to linux names first.
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: jahlewis on November 29, 2007, 09:18:59 PM
What is the reason for the installing the linux console on the SME Server?  How would you access it?  I can see the need for the MUI, but am not clear on why having the console would be useful.

-JL
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Boris on November 29, 2007, 09:28:28 PM
Linux console on the SME server will not work as graphic environment x-windows is not there. Everything else works fine.
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on November 30, 2007, 01:11:34 AM
What is the reason for the installing the linux console on the SME Server?  How would you access it?  I can see the need for the MUI, but am not clear on why having the console would be useful.

-JL

Saw that in the how-to.  :-?
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Per on November 30, 2007, 07:35:46 AM
So I removed Console install from the HowTo....

The HowTo needs further input regarding the commands for remote access. I don't know much about that. Please help out folks.
/Per
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Boris on November 30, 2007, 09:07:09 PM
Just install vmware console on the other workstation, located on the same network as SME. Windows or generic Linux doesn't matter as long you install correct version of console for your workstation. Run console and select connect to host. Specify your SME LAN IP (192.168.x.x or what ever server's IP is).
Alternatively you can also connect to https:/smeservername-or IP:8333 and control your VMware server or download/install console from this MUI.
Past the installation, all the documentation and hints found on the VMWare.com website apply, so just refer to them on usage.

Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: jumba on January 25, 2008, 09:27:05 AM
My vmware-server seems to work just great, but every night, I'm getting the following report from rkhunter:

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/etc/cron.daily/01-rkhunter:

Warning: The following processes are using deleted files:
         Process: /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware    PID: 4593    File: /var/run/vmware/httpd/4593/mmap_file
         Process: /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware    PID: 4601    File: /var/run/vmware/httpd/4593/mmap_file
         Process: /usr/lib/vmware-mui/apache/bin/httpd.vmware    PID: 4631    File: /var/run/vmware/httpd/4593/mmap_file
         Process: /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx    PID: 9098    File: /tmp/vmware-root/ram0
Warning: Found enabled xinetd service: /etc/xinetd.d/vmware-authd

Could this be considered as "normal" in this case, or should I do something?
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on January 25, 2008, 09:35:04 AM
rkhunter conf file has to be altered to remove
Quote
Warning: Found enabled xinetd service: /etc/xinetd.d/vmware-authd
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: bergmannn on April 22, 2008, 04:50:11 PM
Just install vmware console on the other workstation, located on the same network as SME. Windows or generic Linux doesn't matter as long you install correct version of console for your workstation. Run console and select connect to host. Specify your SME LAN IP (192.168.x.x or what ever server's IP is).

Hi all...

I install the VMware 1.0.5 today on an fresh installed and updated SME Server 7.3, like from this http://wiki.contribs.org/Vmware (http://wiki.contribs.org/Vmware) tutorial and it's possible to view the web administration of vmware  but when i try to connect from a console in local network from an Ubuntu 7.10 workstation and also from XP workstation it tells me "Unable to connect to the remote host: Cannot connect to host 192.168.1.xx Connection refused"
The console was downloaded from the web interface of the SME box on http://myip:8333/vmware/en

I do exactly the way how described in the tutorial...

What's wrong ?

Some firewall settings ?

It will be nice if someone can help out of this...

Regards

bergmannn
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on April 22, 2008, 05:58:25 PM



Connection refused


Did you select port 902 for the console connection during set-up?
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: bergmannn on April 22, 2008, 06:29:38 PM

Did you select port 902 for the console connection during set-up?

Thanks for your quick reply...  :D

Yes during setup i enter the port 902... But i think that i have some xinetd problems... i install xinedt manually.... realy don't know how to configure xinetd...

Regards
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: william_syd on April 23, 2008, 01:21:26 AM



I would remove xinetd and smeserver-vmware and then reinstall smeserver-vmware.
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: bergmannn on April 23, 2008, 09:22:20 AM
I will try to do that...  8-)
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: bergmannn on April 28, 2008, 11:01:54 AM
Ok all is running now... I do an new install from scratch...

Regards and thank's for support....

 :-D
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: daniel on April 01, 2009, 01:13:29 AM
Is it possible to transfer files from the guest machine running windows to the remote client running the VMWare Server Console?  Some virtual managers allow for a folder that can be shared by both the guest and the client running the console software.  I can see how to connect my local cdrom to the guest OS but dont' see how to make a folder on my local hard drive able to read/write to a folder or drive created in the virtual guest OS.  Running VMWare 1.0.7 on my SME 7.4 box.
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7
Post by: Stefano on April 01, 2009, 09:28:26 AM
Is it possible to transfer files from the guest machine running windows to the remote client running the VMWare Server Console?  Some virtual managers allow for a folder that can be shared by both the guest and the client running the console software.  I can see how to connect my local cdrom to the guest OS but dont' see how to make a folder on my local hard drive able to read/write to a folder or drive created in the virtual guest OS.  Running VMWare 1.0.7 on my SME 7.4 box.

hi Daniel

I think you should ask such a question on vmware forums, as it is not a SME issue

anyway, AFAIK, no, in vmware there's not this possibility

Ciao
Stefano
Title: Re: VMWare Server on SME Server 7 (gcc on SME 8b6)
Post by: aussierob on November 11, 2010, 03:21:37 AM
[edit] CentOS built the kernel with gcc 3.4.5 (because redhat did). .....
When you're done remove gcc and whatever dependancies it has - you don't want that on your server.

I'm expecting you to write a howto covering all your install steps now ;-)
Hi Stephano,
I am wanting to install Plone4 (recent major release) on my SME8b6 and it requires the c compiler.
Could you please tell me
1. where I get the appropriate and how to install, so that it can be removed afterwards (Centos5 I believe)
2. am I correct that it should be removed for security
TIA aussierob
ps If I get it to work I will happliy write some install steps
pps would love to have VMware running, but it is best to go back to scratch and install VMware with SME on top or simply add VMware on top of SME (I have read up on these issues, but not gained a clear direction)