Package Details: vmware-workstation 12.5.2_4638234-11

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Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
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Keywords: dkms hostd installer networks patch player server service systemd usbarbitrator vix vmplayer vmrun vmware vmx workstation
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vmware-modules-dkms, vmware-systemd-services
Submitter: Synthead
Maintainer: Synthead
Last Packager: Synthead
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.880262
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2017-02-20 19:35

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Synthead commented on 2017-02-16 21:47

Included the "Virtual Network Editor" GUI tool and vmware-netcfg CLI tool.

Also set wmware-networks.service to restart vmware-networks when it is killed. The "Virtual Network Editor" tool kills vmware-networks when settings are saved, so this is a quick and seamless fix that makes the network come back up with the new settings.

Synthead commented on 2017-02-14 17:29

Updated vmware-hostd and vmware-networks services to probe the appropriate kernel modules when they start.

@Pival81, this should take care of the issue you were seeing, and you don't need to run modprobe or configure modules-load.d before starting the services now.

Synthead commented on 2017-02-14 16:40

Renamed vmware-workstation-server service to vmware-hostd. vmware-hostd does not start the vmware-usbarbitrator or vmware-networks services by itself anymore. This lets the user decide what specific VMware daemons to run instead of it being hard-coded as dependent services.

Synthead commented on 2017-02-14 16:18

Added systemd service files for vmware-networks.

Synthead commented on 2017-02-12 19:37

modprobe vmmon ;)

Seems like there should be a modules-load.d or something

Pival81 commented on 2017-02-12 18:45

when I start up my vm I get this error:

Could not open /dev/vmmon: File o directory non esistente.
Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.

I'm on kernel 4.9.8 vanilla

Synthead commented on 2017-02-10 19:55

Added support for VMware's USB Arbitrator.

Synthead commented on 2017-02-10 19:15

Whew! That was an absolute pain to package. I needed this software for work and found that one didn't exist, so I did my gosh darndest to treat the community right and share my work. Installing blobs as root is bad, so here's a badly-needed package for this suite.

The goal of this effort was to get VMware workstation running with Packer. I likely overlooked other bits and pieces, so if this package doesn't work for you for whatever reason, gimme a shout and I'll work with you to update things.

Included are some hand-crafted, locally-sourced .service files for generating self-signed certs (the way VMware's System V init script does) and starting the VMware Workstation Server. This split-brain approach is the same way our OpenSSH .service file handles generating host keys.

In addition, this package leverages the excellent patches from the vmware-modules-dkms package to give you everything needed to handle compiling VMware's kernel modules via DKMS directly. Holy crap, I would have sunk way more time than I should have if it wasn't for these guys. Major props!