Tuesday 16 March 2010

VMWare Workstation

After installing VMWare workstation 7 on SLES, we can create or open existing virtual machines. But, once you reboot the SLES and try to load existing virtual machines (which previously loaded), it throws error saying "Unable to find /dev/vmmon" module.
Do the following steps:
mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

The reason is:
VMware comes with some pre-built binaries which somehow don't work on SLES. So we are deleting them, and by running that tool they are built again, this time for this OS.

Courtesy:
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1436964
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=206983

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