I need to run two XP VMs one as a server and one as a client. I have a Windows XP Professional SP3 x86 English package for the VMWare workstation. I want to run two different XP VMs for the configuration I mentioned. But after opening the .vmx file once, opening the .vmx again only opens the VM I already have opened rather than opening a new one.
Clone it, and run them as separate machines. You can't run multiple instances of the same exact machine at the same time.