After installing VMware you cannot access the Webinterface? You experience the following result:

  • When browsing to the webinterface using http://ipaddressesx, you receive a “Page cannot be displayed” error.
  • When browsing to the webinterface using https://ipaddressesx, you receive a SSL security warning and then  a “Page cannot be displayed” error.

The server didn’t update his hosts file correctly, solve it using the following steps:
1) Log on to the server console (using the server’s keyboard or SSH)
2) Open the hosts file using a texteditor: nano /etc/hosts
3) Make sure there’s a localhost entry and an hostname entry, a little example:

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.       localhost     ESX_TESTLAB

4) Exit the editor using CTRL-X, save your changes with Y.
5) Visit the VMware ESX webaccess using your favorite internet browser on your client.


Comments (2) Posted by pieter on Monday, November 19th, 2007