vmware tips

starting vmware on slackware

On slackware, sometimes vmware-hostd doesn't start properly. You must:

  1. stop apache:
    # /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd stop
  2. stop vmware and httpd.vmware, and make sure they are stopped:
    # /etc/init.d/vmware stop
    # /etc/init.d/http.vmware stop
    # ps ax |grep vmware
  3. then run: <code># vmware-hostd -a -d -u /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml</code>
  4. start just vmware (not the web interface):
    # /etc/init.d/vmware start
  5. start apache:
    # /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd start
  6. you now should start VMs from the cli start the vms from the cli

start VMs from the cli

To start VMs from the commandline, do the following:

  1. get a list of all the VMs:
    # vmware-vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms
  2. power on a VM:
    # vmware-vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on 16
  3. some other commands:
    # vmware-vim-cmd vmsvc/get.summary
    # vmware-vim-cmd help vms
linux/server/vmware_tips.txt · Last modified: 2012/01/02 02:20 by john
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