Wednesday, April 17, 2013

VMWare 8.0.6 issues fixed. Modules: vmmon, vmci

Recently I had some issues with VMWare 8, I've got Ubuntu 12.10. However, when I got the following errors, due to any reason:

"Failed to open device "/dev/vmci": No such file or directory Please make sure that the kernel module 'vmci' is loaded."

OR

"Failed to open device "/dev/vmmon": No such file or directory Please make sure that the kernel module 'vmci' is loaded."

I googled a lot, and there was not a good answer at all, after many hours and forums, I realized that the answer was as simple as:

sudo modprobe vmmon
sudo modprobe vmci

I hope this be helpful to anyone who cares.

By the way, I couldn't make work my version 9, due to a mismatch in vmmon versions 2.67 and 2.71, which many forums say to fix with a simply reboot of host machine.

"Version mismatch with vmmon module: expecting 271.0, got 267.0."

I'll see how to fix this issue, giving a real solution to it.

4 comments:

James Kemp said...

Thanks a bunch! I was totally suck until I saw your post.

Yassine Houssni said...

This is the only solution on the internet that worked for me (VMware Workstation 10 on Linux)

Thanks a lot!

Holly Gates said...

Wow, worked for me too. Thanks a lot!

Nienke said...

thank u SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH omg