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VMware-Player and VIX API on Ubuntu
In Ubuntu 17.10 you will encounter problems running older versions of vmware-player. Due to a update bug vmware-player won't compile.
But I got can confirm, that VMware-player version 14.1.1 is working fine.
If you like to use vmrun of the cli interfaxe VIX with vmware-player always use it with the parameter -T player:
vmrun -T player ...
If you don't and if you don't perform additional tasks you will most likely get the error:
vmrun -T player list > Unable to connect to host. > Error: The specified version was not found
To get it running do the following:
- Download the VIX API and install it
chmod 755 VMware-VIX*.bundle && sudo ./VMware-VIX*.bundle
- go into super user mode, change to the VIX-directory and alter the file vixwrapper-config.txt according to your installed components (vmware-player version).
sudo su cd /usr/lib/vmware-vix vim vixwrapper-config.txt > # Workstation 12.0.0 > #ws 19 vmdb 12.1.1 Workstation-12.0.0 > #player 19 vmdb 12.1.1 Workstation-12.0.0 > ws 19 vmdb 14.1.1 Workstation-12.0.0 # if you installed Player 14.4.1 > player 19 vmdb 14.1.1 Workstation-12.0.0 # if you installed Player 14.4.1
vmrun -T player list > Total running VMs: 1 > /virtualmachines/Vmware/myMachine
P.S.: remember: using vmrun with vmware-player always needs the parameter '-T player to work!!!
Kernel modules not installed
sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all