VMware Server can create, edit, and play virtual machines. It uses a client-server model, allowing remote access to virtual machines, at the cost of some graphical performance (and 3D support). In addition to the ability to run virtual machines created by other VMware products, it can also run virtual machines created by Microsoft Virtual PC.
1. Install required packages
apt-get install psmisc make gcc gcc-4.1 linux-headers-$(uname -r)
2. Download VMware server
tar zxvf VMware-server-2.x.tar.gz
Replace the filename with the downloaded filename.
4. Use gcc 4.1 instead of the default version: 4.3
Lenny is configured to use gcc 4.3 but WMware server requires gcc 4.1. Temporarily use 4.1 while configuring VMware server:
ln -sf /usr/bin/gcc-4.1 /usr/bin/gcc
5. Install and configure VMware server
You can accept the defaults for all questions in the installer and configuration tool but read carefully to make sure they fit your requirements.
6. Change the default gcc version
ln -sf /usr/bin/gcc-4.3 /usr/bin/gcc
7. Installation complete
You can now access the web interface by navigating to http://your-server:8222 or https://your-server:8333