Unfortunately, the is no time frame available at this time
I don't think it's a good idea to run a server software on a workstation-class OS. So, personally for me the Vista host support timeframe defined as "never".
Though, Workstation 6 is fully supported on Vista host and runs Vista guests...
Ok... Bummer... I was hoping to be able to use Server for "basic testing" our applications on each dev's computer. I guess I have to think something else out since buying Workstation for atleast 15 computers is kind of expensive related to the time we will utiliaze them...
Thanks for your input though!
Well, you can use Player 2 on all of your PCs to run the guests on each dev's computer. You only need 1 copy of Workstation to create the guests. Or you can use one of the VM creation utilities around (I personally like my own VMX Builder... see my profile for website).
Since Windows XP still isn't a supported host OS I would guess it could take equally long until Vista would become a supported host OS (forever).
However, Windows XP is very similar to Windows Server 2003 and because of this Windows XP is working quite well even if it's not supported.
Some time in the future, when url=http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/default.mspxWindows Server 2008[/url] and url=http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=657152VMware Server 2.0[/url] is released, we will probably find that Vista will be working better than today.
I want to do some cluster testing with vmware.
I could do in the XP using VMserver1.x but not VMworkstation5.5.
Is that the same for VMware workstation version 6?
Can I test clusters with Workstation 6?
I read the message about running vmware server on vista but I'm still having problems. I installed and ran vmware as administrator. And I can launch vmware server. However I get prompted for host/username/password. For host I'm following the documentation and using local host. But what do I use for username and password. Everything I've tried is failing. It didn't ask me to setup a username and password during the install. The same install on XP does not ask for username and password. Any thoughts? Thank you!
To log in as "Local host", you don't enter a username or password. In fact, you can't. The textboxes for host name, username, and password will be grayed out. Just make sure the "Local host" radiobutton is selected.
Your login screen should look like this:
If the radio buttons don't show up and you can't select Local host, that means the VMwave Service is not running. It means either you have other problems (perhaps installation problems), or you didn't wait long enough for the service to start running. Mine takes several minutes after the computer first boots before the service starts running.
This is because the vmware authorization service is not running. If you are using vista (X64) as host, this won't start since the vmware drivers are not digitally signed and M$ won't let u install it on X64 vista. you can switch to vista 32 bit to solve the problem or switch to vmware workstation I'm facing the same d!@#$one issue right now.
OK the very first thing that should be done after installing Vista is to turn off "User Access Control". Go to the control panel and in the search box type UAC. Then click the search result and turn of UAC. You will need to reboot. After this Microsoft's idea of security (an endless series of dialog boxes asking you if you are really sure you want to do what you want to do) is disabled.
UAC has got to be the stupidest thing that a major software company has ever been so idiotic as to force on its customers.
With UAC all your installation issues for all unsinged programs (read anything that does not have an MS logo on it).