Tuesday 16 March, 2010

ESX and VMWare Workstation

We can load the vmx files in both of the above softwares.

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.


Wireless issue

You are in Windows and using your wireless connection. If you hibernate / suspend and switch it on again, wireless won't work. When you try to "View Available Connections", it says "Some other application is controlling and so, cannot be displayed" type of message.