2017.12.13 – Install Ubuntu Server on Fusion PRO


  • VMWare Fusion PRO 10.0.1
  • Ubuntu package: ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso

How to install a fresh Ubuntu Server

  • Open VMware Fusion > New > Install from disc or image > [ Continue ]
  • Drag and Drop the Ubuntu Image ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso already stored into your computer > [ Continue ]
  • Use Easy Install (checked), Display Name: your_name, Account Name: ubuntu_user, Password: ubuntu_password, Confirm Password: ubuntu_password > [ Continue ]
  • [ Customize Settings ] > Save As: custom_name > [ Save ]
  • [ Finish ]
  • From menu chose Virtual Mashine > Setings…
  • Processors & Memory: 1 vCPU, 4G RAM, Advanced Options and check Enable hypervisor applications in this virtual machine
  • Existing NIC used for internet connectivity will be mapped to eth0: Network Adapter > Share with my Mac
  • New NIC used for other purposes will be mapped to eth1: [ Add Device ] >  Network Adapter > vmnet3
  • Delete Camera
  • Delete Printer
  • Power ON the VM and wait for the easy installation. Chose eth0 as the Primary network interface.

Connect using SSH >> ERROR

Check ifconfig

silvia@ubuntu :~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:5f:59:4b 
 inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
               ^-- got this IP address form Fusion DHCP
 inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fe5f:594b/64 Scope:Link
 RX packets:86448 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
 TX packets:11662 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
 RX bytes:118763956 (118.7 MB) TX bytes:1141495 (1.1 MB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback 
 inet addr: Mask:
 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
 RX packets:34 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
 TX packets:34 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
 RX bytes:2632 (2.6 KB) TX bytes:2632 (2.6 KB)

When trying to connect using ssh you will get an error. This is normal as ssh server is not installed.

Murgescus-MacBook-Pro:~ silvia$ ssh silvia@

ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused

Murgescus-MacBook-Pro:~ silvia$

Install a ssh-server

  • Update repositories
silvia@ubuntu :~$ sudo apt-get update
  • And again
silvia@ubuntu :~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
  • Install ssh-server
silvia@ubuntu :~$ apt-get install openssh-server

Connect using SSH >> SUCCESS

Murgescus-MacBook-Pro:~ silvia$ ssh silvia@
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:YCEkSF7rhHph60SRWGbfhHm2lRau5wUpPgjH2VqzMhA.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
silvia@'s password:
Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-32-generic x86_64)

* Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/
Last login: Wed Dec 13 06:07:12 2017

Do you need to configure the network adapters? Find here the solution.