I recent upgrade my kernel on RHEL 6 to the latest 2.6.32-642 from RedHat. I can no longer run vmware.
the error message at the end of the log is: W115: failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command
I have kernel-devel and kernel-headers installed.
the only other error I see in the log is relating to /lib/modules/kernelversion/build/include/generated/utsrelease.h
utsrelease.h exists, but not under generated/
In your case the thing I would try is to create a symbolic link from where the file is to where it expects the file to be.
A soft link should do.
I have done that, now no matter what location I put in for the kernel header location, vmware states: " C header files matching your running kernel were not found..."
I'm fairly good with linux. symlinks aren't an issue. I have the kernel headers and kernel source. I didn't have this issue until I updated the kernel...
I'm going to boot into the previous kernel and see I can install then...
actually, i found that if I symlink the utsrelease.h file in that generated directory, i causes vmware to bomb out completely and it can't "find" the kernel headers/files. removing the symlink allows me to get back to the original error
Didn't find this in a previous search, but the answer was here: RHEL 6.8 64bit kernel update breaks Workstation
It's pretty annoying that this hasn't been fixed, considering it's a pretty easy change.