Yes you can create the test environement in one machine by installing all
the components in that machine.

TIP: Centos 5.5 and VMware server, is a very bad combination, because VMware
server (2.0.2) the latest release isn’t stable in Centos. So if you are
planning to use it with Centos please proceed as follow when configuring
VMware server:

1.     You must login as root

2.     Install the latest 2.0.2 VMware Server package and run the

3.     Run the following command to know the type of your system:


4.     Run the following commands, and replace any instance of {ARCH} with
the result of Step 3:

*mkdir ~/vmwareglibc*

*cd ~/vmwareglibc*

*wget wget

*rpm2cpio glibc-2.5-34.{ARCH}.rpm | cpio -ivd*

*mkdir /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libc.so.6*

*mv lib64/libc-2.5.so /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libc.so.6/libc.so.6*

5.     Open the VMware hostd process script for writing:

*gedit /usr/sbin/vmware-hostd*

6.     Add the following to point VMware server to the new package of “*

*if [ ! "@@VMWARE_NO_MALLOC_CHECK@@" = 1 ]; then*

*          export MALLOC_CHECK_=2*


*export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libc.so.6:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH*

*eval exec "$DEBUG_CMD" "$binary" "$@"*

After this configuration the VMware server should work just fine!

Another problem is to get the VMware server console working with the latest
releases of firefox so to correct that:

·         The first solution to this problem is simple; you should remove
the new FIREFOX and then download the version 3.5.7 or earlier of this
browser and the remote control will be operational.

·         The second solution consists of using other browser such as
Microsoft browser “internet explorer”.

2011/2/19 Tyler Hardesty <tharde...@gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I am a senior IT student at Dixie State College and for my senior project I
> am looking into setting up a VCL for our CIT department. As I am only a
> student, I have very limited resources to work with. I have been provided
> with a 24" IMac to use (as an up to date computer) and have been allowed to
> use any older computers that are just being stored in the networking closet
> (mostly just a bunch of old Pentium 3 or Celeron machines with not much
> hardware specs to them). So my question is, when setting up a stand alone
> test environment for VCL, can I install everything (database configuration,
> web code installation, management node installation, VMWare server) all on
> that single IMac (which I currently have up and running with centos 5.5 and
> all the download files needed for apache vcl) or are separate machines
> needed (i.e. I would have to use one/some of the old P3 machines)? Thanks
> again for all your help!
> -Tyler Hardesty

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