I've got a CentOS 5.2 server that I'm trying to get set up as a development environment. As part of this, I planned to install VMWare Server 2 and set up several virtual development servers.
I've got as far as installing VMWare Server 2 but access to the remote control panel is only working intermittently.
If I access it through Firefox at https://127.0.0.1:8333/ui/# it usually says either:
"Connection intterupted: connection was reset before the page loaded"
"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 127.0.0.1"
But every now and then it lets me in and I'll manage a few clicks in the web UI before it kicks me out with the following error:
"The server could not complete a request (HTTP 0 ). The server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request. If this problem persists, please contact your system administrator."
I've done all the updates available in CentOS except one OpenOffice one that is causing a conflict, and I re-ran wmware-config.pl after updating the kernel. Though I went with all the defaults as I don't really know what I'm doing! I've since rebooted and nothing changed.
I've also tried accessing the control panel remotely from another machine in the network and the results are the same.
Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this and how I can resolve it?
I'm afraid I'm a developer playing at sys-admin, so I may be missing something obvious!
I have now reinstalled both the operating system and VMWare and I'm still getting the same issue. I wonder if it's a result of the settings I'm putting in on the config.pl script..?