I'm trying to install vmware serer 2.02 on a brand new Ubuntu 9.10 server machine. The VMWare server install package doesn't work out of the box, and needs patching - I've followed these instructions:
And everything seems to work OK. However, after a while, the vmware host interface crashes hard. This has been mentioned elsewhere:
but following those instructions doesn't fix the crash. What's more, when I try and restart the vmware services, I get a message that the vmware installation has not been configured yet (but it obviously has).
Right ow I'm not tied to vmware - I'd love to use virtualbiox, but I'm running this on a headless server, and the vboxweb project just isn't usable yet.
So, my question is:
- Does anyone know what magic I need to perform to get vmware to not suck so much?
- It seems that there's lots of problems running vmware 2 on ubuntu server 9.10 - will downgrading to an earlier version of ubuntu help? Is it worth the trouble?
- Is there an alternative to VMWare? I've looked at virtualbox, which is awesome when run on a desktop machine, but I want to run it on a headless server and provide a web interface for controlling VMs. Xen might be an alternative, but is a pain to set up, and the interface for controlling machines is awful.