> I am currently evaluating vmware but am at a loss as to how to make my
> virtual machine available to other users in my family. Each has their
> own logon,as is proper with Linux. The virtual disk, however, is
> installed in my home directory.
> Surely I am not expected to buy multiple licenses for my household? I
> did try installing to /usr/local but got in quite a tangle with
> permissions and the fact that config files AND virtual disk expect to be
> located in the same directory.
> Has anyone achieved this?
file and probably the whole dir that the vm files are stored.
If I were you I would move your vmware dir to /usr/local/vmware and make
the dir rw by the same group as your users (family). Then each users will
need the license file in their home dir as yours is now (Don't remember
off hand as I am not at home and can't check).
You will may have to change the permissions on the various items in each
vmware's vm dir so the group (which every you chose has rw to that files).
So as an example if you have an nt4 vm under /usr/local/vmware/nt4/
And if all the users you want to have access to this vm have their group
set to 'users' then make both /usr/local/vmware & /usr/local/vmware/nt4
have rw access:
chgrp users /usr/local/vmware
chgrp users /usr/local/vmware/*
chgrp users /usr/local/vmware/nt4/*
chmod g+rw /usr/local/vmware
chmod g+rw /usr/local/vmware/*
chmod g+rw /usr/local/vmware/nt4/*
Like I said they will need to have a license file in their home dir and be
able to execute vmware. I am also assuming you mean running vmware by diff
users at different times.
So if a users has the required license file they should be able to
and power on!
(Using nt4 ws as my example)
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