I'm having a similar problem with the latest Vmwar server 2.0.1-156745. The management GUI behaves as follows:
https://localhost:8333 blank page Loading... forever
https://<machine>:8333 blank page Loading... forever
Before upgrading this happened somtimes but only occasionally. Now it's a constant error.
This sounds very much like this issue: No WebAccess to VMware Server 2: Proxysvc, SSL Exception, session id context uninitialized
Unfortunately there is no known fix for this at the moment.
The problem only appears to be with firefox on the local machine though.
Connecting from an external host appears to work OK even on the secure interface.
Wish I had better news as that.
Hope this helps,
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Thanks Wil for your answer and the link to further information on this issue. It really looks similar to what is described there.
For me it did not work from remote machines. I could however solve the problem by the following:
I used a fresh XP installation that hab never had a connetion to the vmware server, connect to the VMware server via https, and it worked! After logging in and logging out from the https session login from all other machines was possible again, including localhost:8333!
My feeling is, that the issue appears as soon as you just close the browser, without "logout". Maybe some session information is left over. Sometimes restarting vmware-mgnt helps, but not always. Are there any session files that one could delete, or is there a way to reinitialize the webserver?