We have a CentOS 6.3 server where we have Installed VMware-Player-5.0.2 for linux 64 bit

When we try to run one of the ".vmx" Virtual machine file using the VMware player, we are getting the following error

Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure the kernel module 'vmmon' is loaded

What could be the reason? Could you people suggest us on how to start the VMware player to open the virtual machine



Well, it seems like the vmmon kernel module is not loaded ;-)

So try 'modprobe vmmon' (as root) and if that doesn't work, it might be worth firing these two:

sudo mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all --appname="VMware Player" --icon="vmware-player"

(found that in the VMware forums BTW)

  • "modprobe vmmon" doesn't work & I executed the next two commands the output is: Starting VMware services: VMware USB Arbitrator [ OK ] Virtual machine monitor [FAILED] Virtual machine communication interface [ OK ] VM communication interface socket family [ OK ] Blocking file system [ OK ] Virtual ethernet [ OK ] Unable to start services – Big Data Apr 25 '13 at 9:12
  • # service vmware status Output: Module vmmon not loaded Module vmnet loaded – Big Data Apr 25 '13 at 9:16

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