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  • Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

    Hi,
    I run 2 winxp virtual machines on VMWare server 1.0.7
    VMServer is installed on 2003.
    Usually I keep this server with logged in user.
    Eventually, after closing VMServer console (xps where up) I logged off from 2003.
    After that I could access by remote one virtual machine but not second one. When logged in and open console one machine was up and another down.

    How to understand this. Is there some setting for virtual machine that can keep it running when logging off from Host.

    If VMWare server can run as a service (I am not sure) when loggoff from the host why one machine is running and other goes down.
    What is the trick here?
    thx.
    Michael.
    "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

  • #2
    Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

    I suspect you have made the VM private to your user account. See screenshot.

    Jas
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    • #3
      Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

      It could also be that the machine is not set to run under the system account

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      • #4
        Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

        will check what you recommend...
        so it means that with running vm I really can not be logged in to the host.
        COOL!
        I have Microsoft Virtual pc running couple of XPs. This guy requires to be logged in.
        Thx.
        "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

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        • #5
          Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

          I don't think that's cool. I think it's counter productive. But if you are a security focused individual, you might think it's cool

          VMware Server does not require you to be logged in to start VMs.
          VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
          boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
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          • #6
            Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

            Fixed.
            In my case the problem was that the machine in question was not set to run under the system account. Thanks for the tips.

            One more question.
            I know that for managing delay beetween startup of virtuals on VMWare server VMI should be installed.
            May be in 1.0.7 this could be achived from Server console?

            Don't want to install IIS on the server.
            Because: > But if you are a security focused individual, you might think it's cool

            Thx.
            "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

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            • #7
              Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

              I don't believe VMware Server 2.0 uses IIS any longer. I just installed it for the first time last night on a Windows XP PC that does not have IIS installed. It's running a web like interface that's running on something other than IIS. My guess is Tomcat as that is what ESX uses. I have to do some playing around with it - lots of new and different stuff going on in VMware Server 2.0.

              Jas
              VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
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              • #8
                Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

                Jason,
                from your answer I had a feeling that vm2 is released.
                Sure I checked website.
                Just a week ago I saw 1.0.7
                Please let know if you will find the option for delaying start ups

                I will play with it in couple of days.

                Thx.
                Michael.
                "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

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                • #9
                  Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

                  VMware Server and GSX Server have allowed automatic VM startup and shutdown (with delays) for years.

                  Jas
                  Attached Files
                  VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
                  boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
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                  • #10
                    Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

                    I know that for delay in VMWare server you were need VMI.

                    Is your print screen from v.2 ?
                    I downloaded it last night and will try on weekend.

                    Thanks.
                    "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

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                    • #11
                      Re: Vmware server Virtual machines after logoff

                      Yes, the screenshot is from VMware Server 2.0

                      Good luck and have fun with it!

                      Jas
                      VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
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