1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 23, 2008 8:37 AM by wila

    get vmware away from port 80 (or: how to tame proxy-settings in vmware)

    peterpilsl Novice

       

      I've vmware-server installed and vmware-hostd listens on port80 and redirects all incoming http to the MUI on 8333.

       

       

      Now I needed to install apache2 to install some low-level monitoring-software on the host-system but it cannot start cause port 80 is used by vmware.

       

       

      How can I make vmware listen on port81 instead? or only listen on 8333 in the first place?

       

       

      Actually I prefer moving vmware-hostd to a different port than moving apache2 to a different port

       

       

      I  found several configfiles, where port 80 is somehow referred, but I dont understand the underlying meaning, so I prefer to ask here before I mess things up.

       

       

      /etc/vmware/locations :  reference to HTTP_PROXY

       

       

      /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml : webserver-section

       

       

      /etc/vmware/hostd/proxy.xml : httpPort

       

       

       

       

       

      My guess would be to change the httpPort in proxy.xml and the maybe related setting in locations. But then the https-port in locations is different to the one in proxy.xml, so I'm not sure what this proxy-settings mean after all.

       

       

       

       

       

      thnx a lot

       

       

      peter

       

       

        • 1. Re: get vmware away from port 80 (or: how to tame proxy-settings in vmware)
          wila Guru
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          Hi,

           

          By default Vmware Server 2 does not listen on port 80 afaik. If you want to change the configuration then rerun vmware-config.pl and change the port with one of the questions asked.

          Please specify a port for remote connections to use [902]
          
          Do you want this program to set up permissions for your registered virtual machines? This will be done by setting new permissions on all files found in the "/etc/vmware/vm-list" file. [no]
          
          Please specify a port for standard http connections to use [8222]
          
          Please specify a port for secure http (https) connections to use [8333] 
          



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