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Vmware: Unable to connect to remote host

To solve the: ‘Unable to connect to remote host error’ while trying to connect to remote Vmware server 1 the following could be tried:

1. Check on which port VMware Authentication Daemon is listening. This is defined in /etc/vmware/config file.

2. Try to telnet to that port.

vmhost:/etc/vmware # telnet localhost 904
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 VMware Authentication Daemon Version 1.10: SSL Required, MKSDisplayProtocol:VNC

Then while trying to connect to that server add that port after “:” in the hostname field: ex.

2. If VMware Authentication Daemon does not appear to be running it should be started by enabling vmware-authd service in /etc/xinet.d directory. To achieve that make sure it is enabled:

vmhost:/ # cat /etc/xinetd.d/vmware-authd
# default: on
# description: The VMware remote access authentification daemon
service vmware-authd
disable = no

port = 904
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/vmware-authd
type = unlisted

Then restart xinetd daemon
esx1:/ # /etc/init.d/xinetd restart
Shutting down xinetd: done
Starting INET services. (xinetd) done

April 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

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