As a follow-up to my prior post on getting CentOS 5.1 (x64) to host VMware server, this is a short instruction on what to do to get the MUI installed on your 64-bit CentOS box. I didn’t mention it last time because it’s a separate download and install, and I don’t personally install the MUI in VMware server unless I have a compelling reason (on Windows or Linux hosts). This is documented on VMware’s website as well, but it bears some simplification from a two-pager to a six-liner.
- Download the management interface (VMware-mui-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz) and extract (tar zxf VMware-mui-<xxxx>.tar.gz)
- Update your campat-db (yum update compat-db.x86_64 0:4.2.52-5.1 or just yum update compat-db to get ‘em all) if you haven’t already.
- Browse to the directory you extracted you mui setup files to and run the installer (./vmware-install.pl)
- Accept / Change options as needed.
- Start the http daemon (/etc/init.d/httpd.vmware start)
- Browse to https://YOUR.HOSTNAME.HERE:8333
This how to (and my prior post) should also work on other RHEL clones (like Whitebox, when they get WBEL 5 out). It should also work on RHEL.