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Re: using conserver to link vmware virtual machines to Raritan console servers

DJ Gregor dj@gregor.com
Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:45:05 -0700 (PDT)

On Apr 28, 2006, at 12:37 PM, Bryan Stansell wrote:
i haven't played with vmware in ages and ages, but the work done to
allow for unix domain sockets as a console type was contributed so that
you could have conserver monitor multiple vmware virtual machines on a
box. if that's what you're trying to do, the latest release should
provide that capability. someone who knows more about how to tell
vmware to use a unix domain socket as a console will need to chime in
(or perhaps it's documented somewhere), but perhaps that helps?

What VMWare calls a "named pipe" appears to be a UNIX domain socket. I spent plenty of time figuring that out.

Here's how you configure it on the VMWare side for use with conserver:

- "Use named pipe" is checked
- The text field right after "Use named pipe" is the file, and this should match the "file" setting for the console in conserver.
- Chose "This end is the server"
- Chose "The other end is an application"

Make sure you are running conserver 8.1.14, and use the new "uds" console type.

- djg