Using VMware fusion 11 pro, I've created a rack controller. It correctly provides PXEboot to a raw machine; but enlistment failed. To make progress, it seemed that "add machine" ought to be easy enough. But filling in all the required fields does NOT ungrey "save machine" is one of the optional fields required? Or is there some way to elicit a useful error?
Curiouser and curiouser. Changing the login credentials did get to "save" but aren't working (and considering there isn't a guest OS yet, I was obviously misled. On the host mac,
vmrun start Virtual\ Machines.localized/Clonemaas_slave1.vmwarevm
started the machine (so VMware isn't imposing the requirement for credentials). The machine makes it to "new" but fails commissioning with
Error: [Errno 111] Connection refused
The other settings: vm UUID (cd $VMs/grep -Ri ...) but also deleted the UUID and used the name
vmware hostname: localhost username: $myMacUserName vmware password: $myMacLogin
note ssh $myMacUserName@localhost works fine.