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VMWare Server 2 on Debian Reports "Host network detection is not running" how do i fix this?

Posted on 2009-07-01
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Hi Guys,
I installed VMware server on Debian today and the install went fine with the kernel etc. but for some reason Host Network Detection doesnt start???

Below is my Ssh Commands etc.
ns303915:~# /etc/init.d/vmware restart
Stopping VMware autostart virtual machines:
   Virtual machines                                                    done
Stopping VMware management services:
   VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
   VMware Server Host Agent                                            done
Stopping VMware services:
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
   VM communication interface socket family:                           done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   Host network detection                                              done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1                                          done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1                                 done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   VM communication interface socket family:                           done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)                    done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1                                          done
   VMware Server Authentication Daemon (background)                    done
   Shared Memory Available                                             done
Starting VMware management services:
   VMware Server Host Agent (background)                               done
   VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
Starting VMware autostart virtual machines:
   Virtual machines                                                    done
ns303915:~# /etc/init.d/vmware-core status
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 is running
Host network detection is not running
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 is running
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1 is running
Module vmmon loaded
Module vmnet loaded

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On what version of Debian did you install ?
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Debian 4,  with the 2.6.28.1-xxxx-std-ipv4-32 Kernel :D
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This Problem, was nothing at all to worry about in the end i have successfully setup my VM routing etc.
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thanks for your hellp everyone
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