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I just installed VMware Server on Ubuntu Server 10.04 and, as there is no graphical interface, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to use it.

Google just returns installation tutorials and I wasn't able to find anything on the VMware website itself, although I may have overlooked it...

Does anyone know of any tutorials to get started with VMware server on this platform? I really have no clue where to start...

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This should apply (mostly) to all versions to at least getting you up and running: VMWare Server on Ubuntu

Graphical stuff included. The Infrastructure Web Access GUI in that HOWTO is really easy and elsewhere on that site you can read up on Remote Console access too if you need offline access to the VMs (which is very handy occasionally).


I think all the answers you need are in the HOWTO:

You can access the management interface over HTTPS (https://<IP ADDRESS>:8333) or HTTP (http://<IP ADDRESS>:8222); the management interface can be accessed locally and also remotely. If you want to access it from the same machine, type or into the browser's address bar.

The above will hopefully help, from the HOWTO.

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Thanks, only problem is I'm on ubuntu server so there's no way to open Firefox and view that control panel... it does say "the management interface can be accessed locally and also remotely" though, do you know how I can access it from another computer? –  user29600 Apr 9 '11 at 17:19
No problem. The GUI is a Web Server so you start it up and use Firefox to view it at the funny port number. Run through the tutorial and you'll be fine. –  Jonathan Ross Apr 9 '11 at 17:25
I'll give it a shot, thanks. –  user29600 Apr 9 '11 at 17:37
I finally got a chance to test it. It gives a response on port 902, the "220 VMware Authentication Daemon..." saying that it requires ssl, I used https:// ip.number.for.server:902 and the page doesn't resolve... it's been loading for 10 minutes. Ideas? –  user29600 Apr 11 '11 at 16:21
Makes sense, it seems to be loading something now... https:// ip.num.for.server:8333/ui/ except the page is blank and it's done loading, any idea of what I'm missing? Also what's on 8333 vs 902 for vmware server? –  user29600 Apr 11 '11 at 16:53

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