oconradsen
Contributor
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Virtual Machine monitor FAIL, vmware player and vmware workstation

I have been running VMware workstation on my  Redhat 64 LINUX workstaation for a long time,

(2.6.32-131.6.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP      x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux)

Suddenly last week it stopped working with message " Too many virtual machines are running. The maximum number of running mmachines is 64"

I am not aware of any system change.

when I perform a start of vmware services by "/etc/init.d/vmware start"

I get the status :

Virtual machine monitor                                 [FAILED]

the rest is OK

I tried VMplayer, if it fail whth the same issue

I tried to reconfigure VMware by

# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

all configuration run ok and all services start except

"Virtual machine monitor                                 [FAILED]"

Then I tried to start  KVM virtual machine,  it use to run but now it fails

Error restoring domain: cannot send monitor command  '{"execute"."qqmp_capabilities")': Connection reset by peer

any ideas ?

best regards

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oconradsen
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Contributor

I decided to reinstall Linux, rather than using long time to debug the issue,

VMware is running fine agin om my RHEL X86_64 laptop.

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Aadniz
Contributor
Contributor

Some people have suggested disabling Secure Boot.

This didn't help for me, but might help other people out there facing the same issue.

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Susie201110141
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Could  you describe your problem with more info, such as workstation version, host OS version, and the steps to reproduce your problem, etc?

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Aadniz
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I recently had to reinstall my system Debian unstable/sid (Kernel 5.2.9-2) and has been unable to get VMware up and running again.

When starting the application, I'm prompted with a message saying: "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel."

I click Install and it just keeps failing on "Virtual Machine Monitor".

I'm then prompted with an error message "Unable to start services. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-23066.log for details."

With the command "$ cat vmware-23066.log | grep Failed" (to keep it short), I get these error messages:

2019-09-20T21:44:23.179+02:00| host-23066| I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.

2019-09-20T21:44:23.179+02:00| host-23066| I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/chiya/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.

2019-09-20T21:44:23.179+02:00| host-23066| I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/chiya/.vmware/preferences": No such file or directory.

2019-09-20T21:44:23.365+02:00| host-23066| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.2.0-2-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h

2019-09-20T21:44:23.611+02:00| host-23066| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.2.0-2-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h

2019-09-20T21:44:23.799+02:00| host-23066| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.2.0-2-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h

2019-09-20T21:44:23.818+02:00| host-23066| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.2.0-2-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h

2019-09-20T21:44:23.824+02:00| host-23066| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.2.0-2-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h

2019-09-20T21:44:23.837+02:00| host-23066| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.2.0-2-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h

2019-09-20T21:44:25.853+02:00| host-23066| W115: Failed to build vmmon.  Failed to execute the build command.

2019-09-20T21:44:27.685+02:00| host-23066| W115: Failed to build vmnet.  Failed to execute the build command.

I have tried disabling secure boot, switching between EFI and legacy, running this command "sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all" which also failed.

I also tried 3 different VMware versions.

I'm using "VMware Player 15.0.3 build-12422535"

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