Method of installing VMware server virtual machine under CentOS

Time:2021-12-1

1. Download the installation package on the VMware official website and register for free licensing
https://www.vmware.com/
http://register.vmware.com/content/download-107.html
VMware Server 2 for Linux  AAM0N-FF00U-U9HC2-42194
VMware Server 2 for Windows  A2084-F6J0Y-VAJF0-40NV4
RPM package download address of VMware server1.07:http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.i386.rpm
It seems that Server 2.0 cannot be downloaded

2. Install required packages:
gcc gcc-c++
kernel kernel-devel kernel-headers
libXtst-devel libXrender-devel xinetd
yum install -y kernel-headers libXtst-devel libXrender-devel xinetd

3. To install VMware server:
rpm -ivh VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.i386.rpm
After installation, run the configuration script to configure:
/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
All the way down
1) Read agreement yes
2)In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
[/usr/share/icons]
3)What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a
.desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]
4)In which directory do you want to install the application’s icon?
[/usr/share/pixmaps]
5)Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]
6)Using compiler “/usr/bin/gcc”. Use environment variable CC to override.
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5PAE/build/include]
7)The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.
Do you want networking for your virtual machines? (yes/no/help) [yes]
8)Configuring a bridged network for vmnet0.
Your computer has multiple ethernet network interfaces available: eth0, eth1. Which one do you want to bridge to vmnet0? [eth0]
9)The following bridged networks have been defined:
. vmnet0 is bridged to eth0
Do you wish to configure another bridged network? (yes/no) [no]
10)Do you want to be able to use NAT networking in your virtual machines? (yes/no)[yes]
11)Configuring a NAT network for vmnet8.
Do you want this program to probe for an unused private subnet? (yes/no/help) [yes]
12)Probing for an unused private subnet (this can take some time)…
The subnet 172.16.134.0/255.255.255.0 appears to be unused.
The following NAT networks have been defined:
. vmnet8 is a NAT network on private subnet 172.16.134.0.
Do you wish to configure another NAT network? (yes/no) [no]
13)Do you want to be able to use host-only networking in your virtual machines? [yes]
14)Configuring a host-only network for vmnet1.
Do you want this program to probe for an unused private subnet? (yes/no/help) [yes]
15)Probing for an unused private subnet (this can take some time)…
The subnet 192.168.155.0/255.255.255.0 appears to be unused.
The following host-only networks have been defined:
. vmnet1 is a host-only network on private subnet 192.168.155.0.
Do you wish to configure another host-only network? (yes/no) [no]
16)The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.
The default port : 902 is not free. We have selected a suitable alternative port for VMware Server use. You may override this value now.Remember to use this port when connecting to this server.Please specify a port for remote console connections to use [904]
17)In which directory do you want to keep your virtual machine files?
[/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines]
18)The path “/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines” does not exist currently. This program is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want? [yes]
19)Please enter your 20-character serial number.
Type XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX or ‘Enter’ to cancel: AAM0N-FF00U-U9HC2-42194
Installation is complete.

4. After the installation is completed (I don’t know whether to run the VMware command), you can connect directly with the VMware server console:
The idea is to add port 904 after IP, such as:
10.168.1.114:904
It can operate normally.