vmware server 2.0.2 error opening the remote virtual machine hostIP:8333/32 [closed]

I have installed vmware server 2.0.2 on CentOS 6.2. I hit the issue Error opening the remote virtual machine 192.168.1.91:8333\32: A connection to the host could not be established when powering on a virtual machine and opening VMware Remote Console. (where 192.168.1.91 is the eth0 address of the host machine)

After some googling, I found a common solution is to either set up static IP or point to dns server to 127.0.0.1. But I’m not quite sure what it means.

Here is what I’ve tried.

  • add 127.0.0.1 192.168.1.91 to my /etc/hosts file
  • change domain-name-server in /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf to 127.0.0.1 (so I use Host-Only for my virtual machine)
  • add nameserver 127.0.0.1 to my /etc/resolv.conf

None of the above works.

I’ve spent hours of time on the issue and really want to get it over with.

Please clarify it for me . Thanks.

Answer

Oh, easy.

Don’t install new instances of VMWare server, and migrate off any VMWare Server instances you do have now.

In January 2010, VMware announced the End of Support for VMware Server with support ending on June 30, 2011. Users are free to continue using VMware Server but are recommended to migrate to another VMware offering to gain the benefits of newer technologies.

There are several VMware offerings that can replace VMware Server depending on the functionality needed. These offerings range from VMware Player for running one or two virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor for virtualizing on physical host, to VMware vSphere for running more than 100 virtual machines with centralized management and cloud scalability. See the Compare tab for a comparison of the offerings.

Replace Server with Player or ESXi (there’s a free version), then try to set up virtual machines and virtual networking and all that.

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