Tuesday, September 1, 2009

VMware server 2.0 web console inaccessible

I recently couldn't access my own VMware server 2.0 web console.
The error message across different browsers was the typical web page isn't available default browser error message.
After much hair-pulling, I discovered that my Windows Vista hosts file has lost the IPv4 mapping to localhost, and restoring the localhost entry put things right again.
Hope this helps someone out there save the 60 mins I spent downloading, updating VMware server (a whopping 500+ mb download these days) before finding the true cause.

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