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VMWare Server works fine for Centos 5.5

Discard all the previous problem with VMWare Server 2.0.2 on Centos 5.4, with the release of Centos 5.5, all of those are gone. VMWare Server can now run smoothly again.

Updating to the 5.5 is also a breeze, just run this command on root console:

1. First check your current Centos version

 rpm -q centos-release

2. Then, check the list of packages to be updated

 yum list updates 
 yum list updates | grep centos-release

3. Then if all is good to go

 yum update

4. You just need to reconfigure VMWare server via


5. Follow the same installation pattern it’s done.


9 responses to “VMWare Server works fine for Centos 5.5

  1. bob May 19, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    can anyone confirm this?

  2. Steve May 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

    This is not true. Running CentOS 5.5 64bit here, installed VMware Server 2.0.2, added a VM to inventory, soon as I clicked on the VM. “Error – The server could not complete a request (HTTP 12029).

  3. Steve May 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Then I had to restart vmware-mgmt. Got it back, and then lost it again…

  4. hardc0l2e May 22, 2010 at 2:53 am

    have you restarted the whole system after the update?

  5. Steve May 22, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Restarted the host many times. Even installed and re-configured VMware Server a couple times. Still no good. The only way around it is to use an older version of GLIBC, I downgraded mine from CentOS 5.3 64bit.

    This issue is more than a year old, VMware don’t give a crap about it. I’m moving to Xen or KVM.

  6. Donnet, Sylvain May 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Confirm the problem… I want to stop a VM in my VI client, it crashs vmware-mgmt instead… Have to restart mgmt each time…

  7. paolo September 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

    VMware server 2.0.2 doesn’t work with centos 5.5.

    That’s all.

  8. rraz March 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    If you come across this – It actually does work.
    The http errors recieved are from not opening the client port (902 by default) on the iptables.

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