VMWare management console on Ubuntu 8.04

VMWare rocks.  Specifically, the VMWare web management console which allows you to start and stop virtual machines from your browser AND connect consoles to them rocks big time!

However, if you install it, you’ll note that it doesn’t start up when you restart your machine.  Thanks to Velonis Petros for this fix:

The solution to this is to modify the /etc/init.d/httpd.vmware. Just type

sudo pico /etc/init.d/httpd.vmware

search for “start)” and after this line add the following code:

if [ ! -d /var/run/vmware/httpd ]
then
mkdir /var/run/vmware/httpd
chown www-data:nogroup /var/run/vmware/httpd
chmod 700 /var/run/vmware/httpd
fi

Done.

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