Windows Server 2008 Thread, VMWare Server - Creating New VMs in Technical; I've just installed VMWare Server on my Windows Server 2008 box and I am trying to create a VM. When ...
16th July 2008, 04:45 PM #1
VMWare Server - Creating New VMs
I've just installed VMWare Server on my Windows Server 2008 box and I am trying to create a VM. When I start VMWare Server Console it asks for a Host to connect to. Obviously I don't have one as it is the first time I am running it. I am trying to create a New VM, but the option is greyed out in "File > New > Virtual Machine"
Anyone know why? How can I create a new VM?
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16th July 2008, 04:51 PM #2
The "host" to connect to is localhost, It's designed as a client->server setup. Connect to localhost which will connect you to the host vmware server where you can create new "virtualmachines"....
Clear as mud!
16th July 2008, 04:59 PM #3
I've tried typing in localhost and the Administrator username and password and the error I get is:
There was a problem connection:
Cannot connect to host localhost: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it
16th July 2008, 05:06 PM #4
When I last did a clean install of VMware server I specified localhost and no username / password and it seemed to work.... Did you set a password on install?
16th July 2008, 05:11 PM #5
I don't think VMWare server works on Server 2008 yet. Or it didn't the last time I checked (about 2 months ago). The VMWare service couldn't start.
16th July 2008, 05:15 PM #6
Might explain the OPs connection problem. Some discussion of VMware with 2k8 here: http://communities.vmware.com/thread...F419?tstart=15
Originally Posted by localzuk
16th July 2008, 05:26 PM #7
Is there not problem with signed drivers and Server 2008, it might just be the 64bit version I'm thinking of.
Do you have Hyper-V?
16th July 2008, 08:03 PM #8
You dont need to type in the user and password for using localhost you should have a radio button option to check that says localhost and that should grey out the host/user/pass boxes.
Originally Posted by Zoom7000
If there is no localhost option that means the service is not running or it cant communicate with the service for some reason
16th July 2008, 08:58 PM #9
We're running VMWare Server 2.0 RC1 on Server 2008 64-bit, and it's been fine (aside from picking non-standard ports for the web-interface to run on - netstat from the command line helped us figure out what they were though).
Originally Posted by Zoom7000
We use it to run our Ubuntu web-server (much easier to keep Apache et al updated that way).
17th July 2008, 12:43 PM #10
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