Solved

Install VMware 10.0.3 in Centos 7

Posted on 2014-10-07
7
886 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-11
I have successfully installed my licensed version (not open source, just in case they are different) of vmware to centos 7.  Then I opened VMware Player.  The final build failed, so i searched the internet and found two different patches.  I tried both, but neither worked.  Below is the error I get - gcc, gcc-c++, kernel-devel, kernel-headers, and make are installed...

2014-10-07T14:20:35.998-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2014-10-07T14:20:36.003-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
2014-10-07T14:20:36.075-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting destination path for vmnet to "/lib/modules/3.10.0-123.8.1.el7.x86_64/misc/vmnet.ko".
2014-10-07T14:20:36.075-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the vmnet source from "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar".
2014-10-07T14:20:36.087-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Successfully extracted the vmnet source.
2014-10-07T14:20:36.087-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command "/bin/make -j4 -C /tmp/modconfig-9FW7zh/vmnet-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.10.0-123.8.1.el7.x86_64/build/include CC=/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
2014-10-07T14:20:39.344-05:00| vthread-3| W110: Failed to build vmnet.  Failed to execute the build command.
0
Comment
Question by:DCCoolBreeze
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
ID: 40366920
not supported
RHEL/CentOS 7 are not listed as supported for workstation 10

VMware Compatibility Guide
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software&testConfig=17
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:DCCoolBreeze
ID: 40366960
crap... :)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:DCCoolBreeze
ID: 40366965
perhaps the upgrade coming out this December will be compatible
0
Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 40371089
In the meantime VirtualBox is fully compatible, and stop swearing.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:DCCoolBreeze
ID: 40374790
i loaded VirtualBox, but the is too slow -  GUI is choppy with Centos VM
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:DCCoolBreeze
ID: 40374791
crap!  :)
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 40375007
It defaults to SVGA xorg driver. You need to install virtualbox guest additions for normal graphics (like vmware tools). They support DKMS to survive kernel upgrades.
Official guide: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Virtualization/VirtualBox
DKMS epel RPM: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/repoview/dkms.html
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
In this article, I show you step by step with screenshots to assist you - HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5), with some helpful tips along the way.
Teach the user how to convert virtaul disk file formats and how to rename virtual machine files on datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Review VM disk settings: Migrate VM to new datastore with a thick provisioned (lazy zeroed) disk format: Rename a…
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question