Tag Archives: enterprise linux

Oracle pre-built VMS

Oracle have packaged some stacks into pre-built Oracle VM VirtualBox appliances that you can download, install, and experience as a single unit. Just assemble the downloaded files (if needed), import into VirtualBox (available for free), import, and go!

oracle oel and oracle db now on aws

Oracle OEL gnu/linux and Oracle db AMIs are now avaialable on the amazon aws ec2 cloud !

Amazon customers can not only build enterprise-grade solutions hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) using database and middleware software by Oracle, but they will also be able to launch entire enterprise software stacks from Oracle on EC2.

red hat 5.x 64bit & vmware server 1.x

red hat enterprise linux 5.x 64bit with vmware server 1.x does not work out of the box ! since when you try and install it you may get the following error(s):

The correct version of one or more libraries needed to run VMware Server may be missing.
libX11.so.6 => not found
libXtst.so.6 => not found
libXext.so.6 => not found
libXt.so.6 => not found
libICE.so.6 => not found
libSM.so.6 => not found
libXrender.so.1 => not found
This program cannot tell for sure, but you may need to upgrade libc5 to glibc before you can run VMware Server.

and then when you try and enter your serial number you may get:

Please enter your 20-character serial number.

Type XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX or ‘Enter’ to cancel:


error while loading shared libraries:


cannot open shared object file:

No such file or directory

The serial number XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is invalid.

this is because vmware server has been compiled against the 32bit X libraries which dont exist by default on a centos 64bit, oracle 64bit or red hat 64bit linux system so you’ll need to install them manually using:

# yum install libX libXtst libICE libSM

then re-run

# vmware-config.pl

VMware Server 1.x is alive and well

VMware Server 1.x is alive and well and still works fine with a CentOS/OEL/RHEL 5.x host and CentOS/OEL/RHEL 5.x guests

If you’ve ever struggled with VMware Server 2.x security configuration you should  find VMware Server 1.x security model much easier !