Using VMware Player
After downloading VMware Player you must install it. So, open a console and enter
To run vmware player, enter
removing VMware Player
vmware-installer --gtk --uninstall-component component
Where component can be
vmware-installer vmware-player-setup vmware-vmx vmware-network-editor vmware-usbarbitrator vmware-player-app vmware-ovftool vmware-player
Installing VMWare ESX server
After installing VMWare ESX server, set in /etc/ssh/sshd_config
The vmware files
- .vmdk files hold virtual disks
- .vmx files describe a virtual machine (where to find the virtual disks etc.) in vmware's own format. It can be opened e.g. with vmware player.
- .ovf files describe a virtual machine in a standardized format. The virtual machines can be imported e.g. with vmware player.
- .ova files describe a virtual machine in a standardized format. The virtual machines can be imported e.g. with vmware player.
Symptom: When you start vmplayer you get a pop-up saying "Failed to initialize mouse-keyboard-screen control"
- You have probably tried to start your virtual machine in an nx session
- Better use a vnc session.
C header files
- When starting vmplayer you get a pop-up saying "C header files matching your running kernel were not found. Refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructions."
- Make sure your kernel sources are installed. Make sure running kernel, installed kernel and installed kernel source have the same version, in this example for SUSE Linux:
# uname -a Linux tweedleburg 220.127.116.11-1.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-02-21 10:34:10 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux # rpm -qv kernel-desktop kernel-desktop-18.104.22.168-1.2.2.x86_64 # rpm -qv kernel-source kernel-source-22.214.171.124-1.2.2.noarch