8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2016 3:26 AM by kohidorbilligrow

    Kernel module vmmon not loading on Fedora 21 w/ Workstation 11

    dttd86 Novice

      Not sure if anyone else is having nightmare issues on Fedora with VMware and others...


      After getting through the issues with Kernel Headers, GCC, etc... so that installation is successful, I setup a machine and try to start it but get:



      Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.

      Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.


      I've done a lot of searching through VMwares KB's, Communities, as this appears to be a consistent issue. I've also gone through a lot of 3rd party sites too, but nothing is resolving.


      I have used the following corrections but no luck:

      Starting VMware services:

            Virtual machine monitor                                                [FAILED]

            Virtual machine communication interface                                [  OK  ]

            VM communication interface socket family                               [  OK  ]

            Blocking file system                                                   [  OK  ]

            Virtual ethernet                                                       [FAILED]

            VMware Authentication Daemon                                           [  OK  ]

      • Tried adding vmmon to kernel using: modprobe vmmon, but get error:  modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'vmmon' : Required key not available

      I'm sure there is something simple that I'm missing, right?  It seems that before the service can work right, I need to get vmmon properly working? 

      Journalctl logs attached as well. 

      Thanks for your help!