Apr 13, 2009

How to: Get Vmware Server for FREE & Install to Ubuntu 8.04

This post was quoted from Ubuntu's Documentation:

Ubuntu 8.04 (VMWare Server 2.0.0 Build 116503)

You can download it at http://www.vmware.com/go/getserver

  1. Get a serial number (displayed at the download page link received by email as part of the registration process)
  2. Download the tar.gz file
  3. Install the build package
  4. sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
  5. Unzip
  1. sudo ./vmware-install.pl
  2. Follow the settings displayed at your screen and don't change default values if not necessary. Be sure to add your normal username as VMware Server administrator

  3. Enter the serial number when prompted
  4. Vmware2 has a web interface. Browse with Firefox to http://localhost:8222.

  5. Log in with your normal username and password
Note: You can also access the web interface via SSL at https://localhost:8333. You will probably need to add this site to your SSL Exception sites on your browser.

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