Was host OS installed with default settings (including IIS)?
Yes, IIS has been installed. Initially I didn't have IIS installed but when I tried to install VMware Server 1.0.5 with the management interface it complained that IIS was not installed so I canceled the install, installed IIS and then restarted the install. Overall the install is the default installation of Server 2003 SP2 (it's not an R2 system).
Ok i thin about certificate on iis vmware server can't install ssl on iis
Solve -> 1.uninstall vmware and remove licnese file and delete ssl on mmc
2.install vmware server again
I tried that. I even went into the registry to delete keys that had VMware in them to make sure I got a clean install. The re-install was not successful. I get the same error message as before.
Now i compleate upgrade from 1.0.4 to 1.0.5
1. copy file in from C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Management Interface\SSL
2. upgrade Vmware server
3. restore file to old path
4. reinstall Vmware server 1.0.5
I think problem from Open SSL not generate certificate. you can see error from page login session time out when you open IIS you can see SSL not install on Web manage
I tried installing VMware Server 1.0.4 to see if that would resolve the problem. The problem lies in the fact that the OpenSSL binary doesn't work. I went ahead and downloaded a Win32 port of OpenSSL from Shining Light Productions and generated a self-signed certificate. I then uninstalled VMware 1.0.4 and re-installed VMware 1.0.5 and loaded the certificate into IIS. Still no luck. Where should the SSL certificate be put? What's it's name? I've tried mui.crt in C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Management Interface\SSL but no luck.
What happens is that I point my browser (I've tried both IE7 and Firefox 3 Beta 4) to http://virtualhostname:8333 and I get redirected to the non-SSL page. Then when I try to login it sits for a few seconds and comes back with "Your session has expired. Please login" I'm at a loss. This is a brand new install, fully patched and I have the following roles added:
Routing and Remote Access
I need the routing and remote access to do NAT between the VM environment and the rest of my network (yes, I could use ICS but I'm more familiar with the routing and remote access). This server used to be a CentOS system running VMware Server 1.0.5 but the CentOS operating system kept crashing when there was too much disk activity (I suspect the Linux Adaptec SCSI driver). I switched over to Windows Server 2003 EE to see if it was more stable -- and it has been.
I have the same issue.
I have the same issue.
It is broken in 1.0.5. What do you need it for?
Use VMware Server Console.
I admit I don't need it. I am just getting up to speed with VMware. We had been using a utility server with VMware and we just put in a server dedicated to running VMs which we put our first production VM on yesterday and we have 3 or 4 test VMs on it.
I wanted it running so I can fully get to know VMware. If it's broken in 1.05 I can just use the console.
As a quick follow-up though, I had the same issue - when I went to the web page it said 'your session has expired'. The SSL page didn't work and there was no cert on the server. I setup IIS to use the cert 1.04 put on there and the cert works (with a warning) but the SSL web page gives the same error.
I don't mind manually configuring the web page if that's what's needed - but, how do I configure it? What do I need to do to fix it?
at my server the problem occured when i updated to w2003s r2. the normal w2003 server dd not have the problem.
Resolved with configure of iis: give rights with the iis manager on the management directory in iis of the site (management interface) like the standard rights in the standard url.
after that, the management interface runs like a charm.
I'm not running R2 - I'm on 2003 sp2 (no R2). What rights do I need to setup? I'll be happy to set them up properly - I don't know what they're supposed to be. If the rights can't be explicitly stated (cause we don't know specifically what they are or any other reason) - how do I reset them?
Again, my issue is that the webpage is there, but when I try to login I get 'Your session has expired. Please login.'
I recently have had two installations of the new version of VM Server 1.0.5. The first went well with no issues however the second installation had the same issue with IIS configuration failed.
I have a Windows 2003 R2 server and found I needed to change the IIS configuration. What I did was added under the Application Pools right clicked and selected new Application Pool, typed in VMWare Management Pool, I accepted all the defaults except one which was the Identity tab which I changed to Local System and then selected OK. Back to the Web Sites tab and right click on VMWare Management Interface 1.0.5 and select Home Directory, change the application pool from DefaulAppPool to the newly created VMWare Management Pool. Lastly stop and start the VMWare Management Interface 1.0.5 web site and logon through the browser.
Had the same problem with the web interface. To fix just uninstall the web component and uninstall IIS then reinstall IIS and then web interface reinstall it again fixed it for me. To do that just run the install and use the modify option. This happen to me on a Win Server 2003 R2 both the x86 & x64 installed host.
Hope it helps.
for IIS startup the manager.
then look at the default website(always made when installing iis) and see the rights.
copy the rights to the management website: all works