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    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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    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!

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    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

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    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?

    Jona

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    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.
    Might explain the OPs connection problem. Some discussion of VMware with 2k8 here: http://communities.vmware.com/thread...F419?tstart=15

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    I've tried typing in localhost and the Administrator username and password and the error I get is:
    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.

    If there is no localhost option that means the service is not running or it cant communicate with the service for some reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    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?
    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).

    We use it to run our Ubuntu web-server (much easier to keep Apache et al updated that way).

    Steve

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