There is no tool to create VM's from the command line.
If you are using a remote Windows or Linux host to connect to the VMware Server, you can install the Client package that contains the VMware Virtual Machine Remote Console to connect to the VMware Server and create VM's.
You will find the Client package of the same download page where you downloaded the VMware Server and MUI software
You can do X forwarding over SSH on those Macs if they have X11 installed on them.
Sure you can create VMs from the command-line
1. create a disk with vmware-vdiskmanager like this:
vmware-vdiskmanager -c -s 8Gb -a lsilogic -t 1 mydisk.vmdk
2. create a vmx -file a la
echo scsi0:0.filename = "mydisk.vmdk" > newVM.vmx
echo config.version = "8" >> newVM.vmx
echo virtualHW.version = "4" >> newVM.vmx
echo memsize = "380" >> newVM.vmx
and so on.
If you are unsure which lines you need to create a working vmx-file visit my site
You may also want to look at this batch for Windows that creates working vmx-files
I guess that I should have clarified that there is no VMware command line tool to create a complete VM.
Of course there is 101 hacks
Sure "echo" is indeed not a VMware-commandline-tool
Or in Ulli's Case, " Hax 101 "...