Now, we need to download VMware Server 2.x on the Base. Please note that the product has reached its end-of-life. I am using it because it has a web interface to manage the virtual machines. I am getting the 32-bit TGZ package as I am not sure if I can use RPM on this build of Linux. This is a 483 MB download and is taking just over 10 minutes to download over my network.
Since VMware requires authentication to download the product, I am downloading it to my Mac and then going to FTP it to the Base.
On the Base, I’ve placed the “VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.i386.gz” file at /root/installs/vmwareserver2/. It needs to be extracted using the command “(mkdir 1 && cd 1 && gunzip -c ../VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.i386.gz | tar xvf -)”.
Now, we can move on to installing VMware Server 2.x.