Host is a Dell 2850 with 16 GB RAM running CentOS 5.x and VMWare Server 1.0.8, 300GB SCSI disks hosting 6 VMs (mixed Windows 2003 Server/CentOS 5.x guests.)
I'm wanting to change the Host memory configuration (Host/Settings/Memory) to fit all VM memory into reserved host RAM. This is one of the three options on this dialog. However, selecting that option and clicking OK returns an error:
You do not have permissions to perform this operation.
Permissions to /etc/vmware/* are 664 for files, owned by vmuser.vmuser.
I can add new VMs and they are appropriately added to vm-list (which is generated by the VMWare console), so I clearly have permission to write to files in /etc/vmware.
The only topics I've seen that discuss this issue talk about permissions, however, that is clearly not the problem in my instance.
Does anyone have experience with this?