Currently, this Beta 1 build only supports logging into Web Access as the 'Administrator' on Windows hosts and as 'root' on Linux hosts. This issue will be resolved in a subsequent release. If you'd like to be updated on this, please file a support request with us. Otherwise, keep a watch on the forums. We will also send notification of any new beta refreshes that will be coming out.
on windows, you can use any account that is in the group Administrators, but there must be set password protection on that account from where you will be logging in.
This wasn't clear from the documentation that you had to login as ROOT to use the web interface / create / start Virtual machines.
I'm waiting gladly for the fix so I can log in as a normal user
I installed "vmware-sever beta - 2" on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) and am trying to login to the machine with my user name, but it just does not let me enter in, it says access denied I need enable something on my host to get this working? Any thing I am missing? I am using my super user name and passwords. If vmware-server beta 2 mandates "root" as a string then we have a problem coz Ubuntu sytems do not have root user. Please let me know.
you need to set a password for root on ubuntu:
then you can login as root.
install vmware infrastructure client - go to your host -> inventory -> permissions - here I can add (in my case) local unix/linux user and groups and give them all kinds of different permissions. after that you can remove root for vmware administration here and remove the root passord on ubuntu for sec reasons again - just add a "!" instead of the password hash in /etc/shadow , or do a backup prior changing the password.
In Linux, replace root with your username on line 10 of: /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml (ACEDataUser).
This is fixed in the beta 2 build, available here