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I am starting a vmware 2.x vm on a linux host.

This is my script:

vmrun -T server -h https://localhost:11768/sdk -u tore -p mypass123 start "[my1] server1/server1.vmx"

The result when I call the script is:

Error: Cannot open VM: [my1] server1/server1.vmx, The virtual machine cannot be found

But I can start the vm from the browser ui. And in the browser ui it is configured like this:

Virtual Machine Configuration File: [my1] server1/server1.vmx
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Try replacing localhost with the ipaddress of the host.

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it works. thank you! – Tore Niedahl Jun 13 '10 at 16:37

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