How to install VMware Server on ubuntu 8.10

first of all u must download the VMware Server from here after you open that then click Download.
in the next page, if you already a VMware member you can login with your email and password if not create a new one.
just follow all instruction there. at the end you will recieve an email with download page link and VMware license key.
there is two license key, one for a Windows and one for a Linux. save the license key brotha!!
then download the VMware server. remember download the TAR file not the RPM file!!

after download it now you have to install some necessary packages first before installing VMware server.

# apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd

now extract the VMware server file. [ for example my VMware server 2.0.1 ]

# tar -zxvf VMware-server-2.0.1-156745.i386.tar.gz

go to vmware-server-distrib directory

# cd vmware-server-distrib

run the instalation file

# ./

the installer will ask you a lot of questions, you can always accept the default values by press ENTER.
or you can specify a location that has enough free space to store your virtual machines.
at the end of the installation, you will be asked to enter a serial number.

Please enter your 20-character serial number.

Type XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX or 'Enter' to cancel:

fill in your serial number for VMware Server and press ENTER.
after the successful installation, you can delete the installation directory

# rm -rf vmware-server-distrib

if you accepted all default values during the installation, root is now the VMware Server login name.
on ubuntu, root has no password by default so you can set root password with this command

# passwd root
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

you can access the management interface over HTTPS (https://:8333) or HTTP (http://: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 address bar.
if you're using firefox 3 and use HTTPS, firefox will complain about the self-signed certificate.
you must set firefox to accept the certificate.

after you open there will be an error message like this

Secure Connection Failed uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed.
The certificate is only valid for ubuntu

(Error code: sec_error_ca_cert_invalid)


click Or you can add an exception...
click Add Exception...
click Get Certificate
click Confirm Security Exception

after that, you will see the VMware Server login form. Type in root and your root password
start configuring your VMware!!

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