Tuesday, 25 May 2010
VMware Server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx ... The adventure continues ...
Having managed to successfully install VMware Server 2.0.2 onto my shiny new Thinkpad W500, I was able to create a new VMware image ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ), but then hit the next roadblock / millstone.
VMware Server has a rather neat, browser-plugin-based- remote console that allows the guest VM's console to appear within the browser.
The bad news is that this appears not to work with Firefox 3.6.3. Guess which version I have on my shiny new Ubuntu 10.04 installation ? That's right, you've guess it.
Thankfully, this ( amongst many other forum posts ): -
details how to work around by manually executing the Remote Console plugin outside of the browser.
In my case, all I needed to do was: -
(a) Extract the 64-bit Linux plugin to my user's home directory
(b) Execute the Remote Console: -
~/plugins/vmware-vmrc -h 127.0.0.1:8333
(c) Authenticate as my VMware user
(d) Choose the running VM whose console I need to access
Easy as pie :-)