I recently had an issue with the VMWare Server 2 front end because it’s using SSL version 2 the browsers I was using chrome, internet explorer, firefox all refused to connect to the service on port 8333 over https. Often presented with the following error:
“The server could not complete a request (HTTP 0 ).”
“The server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request. If this problem persists, please contact your system administrator.”
A quick work around is to force the ability to connect to the service over http and stop it from redirecting.
All you need to do is edit the file at ‘/etc/vmware/hostd/proxy.xml’ and amend all <accessMode> references to read ‘httpAndHttps’. For example:
You should then find you can then connect using something like the following http://localhost:8222 to connect to your old VMWare 2 server.