RHEL 6.3 Kernel doesn't allow VMware machines to boot on VMware Workstation 8

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • After applying RHEL 6.3 kernel,VMware Workstation guest no longer boots. Booting with Red Hat 6.2 kernel resolves the issue.

Following message is seen in the logs

Jun 28 19:09:47 XXX /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-hostd[2281]: Accepted password for user XXX from 127.0.0.1
Jun 28 19:09:54 XXX abrtd: Directory 'ccpp-2012-06-28-19:09:53-8030' creation detected
Jun 28 19:09:54 XXX abrt[8031]: Saved core dump of pid 8030 (/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx) to /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-2012-06-28-19:09:53-8030 (9166848 bytes)
Jun 28 19:09:54 XXX abrtd: Executable '/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx' doesn't belong to any package

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
  • VMware Workstation 8

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