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VMWare server question staring a VM from the Host OS (Linux) command line

On 01/19/2011 02:26 PM, Jim Gasek wrote:
> What do u mean "The server GUI"?  The console on the actual
> server itself?   The GUI front end from the actual VM server=20
> is very limited.   I don't believe you can "break out"
> into a "shell".  If your server screen "goes dark" (?), the=20
> usual way that you connect to everything is vsphere client,
> and all the powerful stuff happens from the client
> sending messages to the server.   The server isn't=20
> meant to be a console.   The console is from elsewhere
> over the network. =20
We are using VMWare server for the time being. The system we will be
getting is a vsphere system. What I am talking about is the web
interface client:
For some reason it does not connect to the running vmware server on
<host>. This seems to be related to MSIE and certificates, not
specifically VMWare. Yesterday I had a need to power on a VM, but I was
not able to connect to the UI, but I did not want to have to restart
vmware on the host. I was eventually able to get it up so I could power
on the VM. All the VMs are configured so I can easily log in via ssh
when it is running, so the issue is strictly how can I "power on" a VM
from the Linux command line on <host>. I saw reference to vmware-cmd,
but that is not installed.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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