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

Christopher Fowler cfowler@outpostsentinel.com
Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:28:42 -0700 (PDT)

Can you send us a sample config from your install?

On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 14:44, DJ Gregor wrote:
> 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
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