Recently brought up a newly compiled instance of Vmware Server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.10 (2.6.35-22-server). Got the service running, and 8333 port is listening correctly.
I've got a service account created that I want to run Vmware with (I specified this user account when compiling Vmware), and I'm also running the VM's from that user's encrypted home directory.
There's no GUI on this box, and I'm trying to bring up a Windows 2003 Server vm.
sudo vmrun -T server -h https://IPADDRESS:8333/sdk -u myuser -p mysecret start /path/to/vmx gui
what I get though is an error:
Error: Insufficient permissions in host operating system
I'm able to login w/ my user account to the machine, and I even used SCP from another machine to it to transfer files (using the service account credentials), so I know i've got the username/pwd correct. The account is in the sudoers file as well.
I took a look at /var/log/messages:
[hostname] /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-hostd: Rejected password for user [myuser] from 127.0.0.1
Maybe this is easy, but if someone could please, please help out -- that would be great.