Toddrickson
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New to VMware Server and confused....

This may seem like a simple request so please go easy on me, I am new to all this :smileysilly:. I just installed VMware Server 2.0.2 build-203138 on Centos 5.5 i368 server successfully. I went though all the steps to enable networking, configured the NAT and also ports to run a standard and secure VMware Server. My question: How do I start the VM? Is it web based? Do I start it in a shell with commands? I can't find any information explaining the very basics and it's quite frustrating to say the least.

I started reading the "Guest Operating Installation Guide", 94 pages ... blah ! In the instructions for CentOs 5, before installing the guest OS it states.... "Power on the virtual machine", but I can't find any information on how to do that. Can anyone help ? I have two ports that I already configured, how do I use them? Thanks !

Toddrickson

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gaspipe
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VMware server has a web-based console. Can you access https://vmwareserver.yourdomain.com:8333/ ?

VMware Server 2 user guide: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmserver2.pdf

Other docs: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/server_pubs.html

Toddrickson
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Thank you gaspipe !

I got the vm up and running Smiley Happy. The information you provided was exactly what I needed, thanks again Smiley Happy.

Toddrickson

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