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NAME

vmware-server-console - Remote viewer for Intel(TM) x86(TM)-based virtual machine  

SYNOPSIS

vmware-server-console [-s name=value ] [-x ] [-q ] [-v ] [configfile ] [X toolkit options ]  

COPYRIGHT

VMware is Copyright 1998-2006 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved.  

DESCRIPTION

The vmware-server-console command initiates an execution environment for operating systems running on Intel x86-based hardware. It gives an operating system the illusion of running on standard PC hardware, but it isolates it from the real hardware and from other activities of the host operating system in a virtual machine. Thus multiple operating systems may run simultaneously on the same machine: one of them (the host operating system) on the real hardware, the others (the guest operating systems) inside separate virtual machines.

The virtual machine can be configured by setting various parameters, with the syntax

name = value

A configuration file contains such definitions, one per line. It also contains comment lines, starting with a #, which are ignored. The vmware-server-console command optionally takes a configuration file as an argument. This file typically contains a virtual machine specification. Configuration settings may also be specified on the command line using the -s flag.

X toolkit options may be passed as arguments, although some of them (most notably size and title) are ignored.  

OPTIONS

-s name=value
Set the configuration variable name to value, overriding other definitions of name.
-x
Power-on the virtual machine on startup. Equivalent to pressing the power-on button after the program starts.
-q
Attempt to close the remote console after powering off the virtual machine. This is particularly useful when the guest operating system is capable of powering off the virtual machine.
-v
Print program version. When this is the only argument, then vmware-server-console exits after printing the version. Otherwise, it continues with normal execution.

 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

TMPDIR
Location of temporary files. Defaults to /tmp.

 

FILES

/etc/vmware/locations
Record of where files are installed.
/etc/vmware/config
User-specific configuration default settings.
~/.vmware/preferences
User-specific preferences.
~/etc/vmware/license
User license.
/usr/lib/vmware-server-console (by default)
Library directory, possibly shared by several hosts.
diskfile.MULTILOCK
diskfile.READLOCK
diskfile.WRITELOCK
Temporary lock files for diskfile.
diskfile.REDO
Redo log for diskfile, created when diskfile is accessed in undoable mode.

 

SEE ALSO

The bulk of the documentation is available through the help system (run vmware-server-console and press the Help button), and at http://www.vmware.com/support.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
COPYRIGHT
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
FILES
SEE ALSO




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