For login into the VMware console are two ways. One through an SSL connection (port 8333) and second without SSl (port 8222).
Without SSL you can login only from the local machine which wmvare server is installed. Each connection attempt from a remote host to the VMware Server console on port 8222 will be redirected to the SSL channel to port 8333.

In this article I will show you how to disable SSL protocol and redirect to port 8333 in VMware Server 2.0 in Debian Squeeze.

Step1.  Shut down the vmware server:

[php]/etc/init.d/vmware stop
/etc/init.d/vmware-mgmt stop[/php]

Step2. Do a copy of  existing proxy.xml file and modify proxy.xml file:

[php]cp /etc/vmware/hostd/proxy.xml   /etc/vmware/hostd/proxy.xml_bak[/php]

Now open the proxy.xml file and replace all occurrences of the values “httpsWithRedirectwith  “httpAndHttps”

Step3.  Now you can start up vmware server:

[php]/etc/init.d/vmware start
/etc/init.d/vmware-mgmt start[/php]

Enjoy!

The installation is similar to that of Lenny, with the following differences:

  1. There are different versions of the Linux kernel and gcc.
  2. Different patches are required for installation and modules.

You can find the Lenny tutorial here: Installing VMware server 2.x on Debian lenny .

Step1. Get the VMWare Server archive (at least version 2.0.2) and your license.

Register at vmware.com, download the latest VMware server binary and upload to your server.

Step2. Install the prerequisites (like kernel-headers  and gcc version 4.3).

[php]apt-get install psmisc make gcc gcc-4.3 linux-headers-$(uname -r)[/php]

Step3. Get the patches archive from http://www.troublenow.org/files/vmware/vmware2.0.2-on-debian6.0.1.tar.gz

[php]Wget  <a href="http://www.troublenow.org/files/vmware/vmware2.0.2-on-debian6.0.1.tar.gz">http://www.troublenow.org/files/vmware/vmware2.0.2-on-debian6.0.1.tar.gz</a>[/php]

Step4.  Extract the VMWare Server archive.

[php]<code>tar zxvf VMware-server-2.x.tar.gz</code>[/php]

Step5. Install VMWare Server , but do not configure it yet. Answer the question to run “vmware-config.pl” with “no”.

Install VMWare Server using the following command:

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In this guide I will explain how to install and use KVM to create and run virtual machines on a Debian Squeeze Server.
In this tutorial I will show how to create image-based virtual machines.
KVM makes use of hardware virtualization. For that you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization such as Intel VT or AMD-V.

Step 1. Check if your CPU supports hardware virtualization using the following command:

egrep ‘(vmx|svm)’ –color=always /proc/cpuinfo

If your result is nothing, then your processor doesn’t support hardware virtualization.

Step 2. Install KVM and virtinst :

apt-get install kvm qemu-kvm libvirt-bin virtinst

Step 3. Now we need to add the user as which we’re currently logged in to the groups libvirt and kvm. Run the following commands:

adduser `id -un` libvirt
adduser `id -un` kvm

Step 4. You also  need to set up a network bridge on our server.  You need that for virtual machines to can be accessed from outside.
For that you need to  install the package bridge-utils.

apt-get install bridge-utils

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Create a Virtual Server:
Once you have OpenVZ installed you will be able to begin the process of installing individual containers.

Using the vzctl command you will be able to create a virtual server.

vzctl create 102 –ostemplate debian-6.0-x86 –config basic
Creating container private area (debian-6.0-x86)
Performing postcreate actions
Container private area was created

The following setting provides for the VE to start on boot:

vzctl set 102 –onboot yes –save

vzctl set 102 –hostname  debian-tutorials –save
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Installing WebVZ

Step 1. First we need some prerequisites:

apt-get install  irb1.8 libopenssl-ruby1.8 libreadline-ruby1.8 rdoc1.8 ruby rubygems libsqlite3-ruby sqlite3

Step 2. Next we will download and install WebVZ in the directory /usr/local/webvz:

cd /usr/local
wget http://dfn.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/webvz/webvz.2.0.tar.gz
tar xvfz webvz.2.0.tar.gz
mv webvz.2.0 webvz
cd webvz

Step 3. We need to create some symlinks for webvz to work

ln -s /var/lib/vz /vz
ln -s /usr/bin/irb1.8 /usr/bin/irb
mkdir /etc/sysconfig
ln -s /etc/vz/conf /etc/sysconfig/vz-scripts

Step 4. Now we can install WebVZ as follows:

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