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VMware Workstation fails to have access to VMware vSphere server

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Since about two weeks access from VMware Workstation 12.7 Pro to VMware vSphere 6.5 server(s) on the same network fails.
After entering the login name and password of the vSphere and clicking on 'connect' the Workstation front-end is being closed immediately.
(The vSphere 6.5 server is working without problems)
BTW Running VM's on the Workstation keep running also after the Workstation front-end has closed itself.
VMware workstation is running on openSUSE 42.2

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Virtuoso
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There seems to be a compatibility issue of the libcurl4 of openSUSE that causes an SSL error; which in turn causes Workstation to simply crash.

Have a look at these two threads for possible workarounds/solutions:

Re: Workstation 12.5.5 crashes immedeately when trying to connect to ESXi 5.5 server

Re: vmware workstation hostd (shared vms) not starting on fresh linux install 

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There seems to be a compatibility issue of the libcurl4 of openSUSE that causes an SSL error; which in turn causes Workstation to simply crash.

Have a look at these two threads for possible workarounds/solutions:

Re: Workstation 12.5.5 crashes immedeately when trying to connect to ESXi 5.5 server

Re: vmware workstation hostd (shared vms) not starting on fresh linux install 

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Thanks bluefirestorm

The answer of kbrauna​ in your first link has given me the answer which works for me:

(In his solution I've changed 'vmplayer' to 'vmware')

Rename vmware in /usr/bin/ and created a new wrapper script:

mv /usr/bin/vmware /usr/bin/vmware.org

vi /usr/bin/vmware

Paste the next lines in this new made file:

#!/bin/bash

export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=force

/usr/bin/vmware.org $*

Make the new file /usr/bin/vmware executable

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