Wil van Antwerpen is a software developer who loves to work on Open Source and dabble a bit with VMware products. He likes to help people out as that is a good way to learn more. He is the author of Vimalin Backup (https://vimalin.com) which is virtual machine backup software for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Pro.
Well this little issue had annoyed me for a while. After upgrading my VMware Server 2.x setup to the latest version and upgrading the host to the most current centOS 5.4 x64 OS, the local secure web interface stopped working. Now it seems that the reason for this problem is simple.
On a recent upgrade from the linux VMware Workstation 6.5.2 install to version 6.5.3, the bundle installation freezed on the step “configuring VMware player” and there appeared to be no way to get past that. After scratching my head for a little, here’s a way on how to bypass this particular problem.
As some of you will probably have noticed, last week CentOS has released the latest version of the distribution, CentOS version 5.4. If you are using VMware on top of that OS, then beware that there is a known bug as laid out in the release notes. In this article the detailed notes on how-to …