how do you launch vmware server virtual machines in a linux console

By jeff.friend ·
I am setting up a server and only have access to the server through the command line. I have successfully(hopefully) installed VMWare Server on this Linux machine and am trying to start the Virtual Machine that I copied to the server. Does anyone have any ideas?

My config file
guest.commands.enabledonhost = "TRUE"
vmnet1.hostonlyaddress = ""
authd.client.port = "902"
authd.proxy.nfc = "vmware-hostd:ha-nfc"
loop.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmware-loop"
guest.commands.anonguestpasswordonhost = ""
product.buildnumber = "156745"
vmnet1.hostonlynetmask = ""
authd.proxy.vim = "vmware-hostd:hostd-vmdb"
bindir = "/usr/bin"
dhcpd.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd"
guest.commands.anonguestusernameonhost = ""
control.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmware-cmd"
product.version = "2.0.1"
authd.fullpath = "/usr/sbin/vmware-authd"
guest.commands.allowanonrootguestcommandsonhost = "FALSE"
vmware.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmware"
libdir = "/usr/lib/vmware"
guest.commands.allowanonguestcommandsonhost = "FALSE"
vmdir = "/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines"
authd.soapserver = "TRUE" = "VMware Server"
vix.libdir = "/usr/lib/vmware-vix/lib"

Any help would be appreciated.


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by robo_dev In reply to how do you launch vmware ...

# vmware-cmd your_guest_OS.vmx start


# vmware-cmd /nas/vms/FreeBSD/FreeBSD.vmx start

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I tried that already

by jeff.friend In reply to Start

Thanks for the reply. I have actually already tried that command and get the following error:

Malformed hostname parameter. For the given service provider, the hostname must be a URL, in the form https://hostname:port/sdk

Any ideas?



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