carlobas
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Add license to workstation in a headless server

Hi all

I just installed a VMWare Workstation 9 in a Red Hat LE 5 headless. With VMWare VIX i can start virtual machines whitout GUI but it doesn't work because Workstation hasn't license.

I have the license but i don't know how to register it without console.

Any advise?

Thank you in advance.

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William22
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Hi  carlobas

Welcome to forum.

Click on help & enter license key .

http://integriti.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/vmware-installation-registeration-41.gif

"With normal actions you get normal results."
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carlobas
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Thank you William for quick response.

This question is about server headless (without Graphic environment) . I tried to connect to it with my workstation, but its shows a reduced functionality, i can't put the key using my workstation.

I need a command to execute in a ssh session...

Best regards

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carlobas
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I found it

/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx-debug --new-sn XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

Found at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware

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AndreD
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Thanks for sharing.

How do you start the (headless) VMWare workstation, so it can be connected to using a Workstation in graphical mode ?

(I am running VMWare workstation in a Ubuntu server , would like to run ESXi right on the metal, but it won't allow me to add a local,physical volume to a guest, and running file server via VMDK takes too much performance)

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