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Run vmware server console on a Mac

Saturday, September 02, 2006posted by Michael Rothwell @ 9:39 AM

Ok, it's not really running *on* the Mac, but keep reading. I tried running the Windows version using Crossover Office (e.g., Wine for Mac), and although it installed, it would never run. So I tried running the Linux version, from a Linux machine, using Apple's X11. It worked! TAO of Mac has some instructions.

Long story short:

  1. ssh -Y to a linux machine with vmware-server-console installed.
  2. edit ~/.vmware/preferences to add a line like xkeymap.language="pt104"
  3. run vmware-server-console
Ta-da, you're managing virtual machines from your Mac.