VMWare Workstation 10 under CentOS 6.x failed to start Virtual machine monitor

I have experienced recently some issue while attempting to start vmware machines on Centos OS. (6.6).

When I start the vmware services, (service vmware start) the Virtual machine monitor states as FAILED.

Attending to start a vmware, this error appears:

Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.

Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                 [FAILED]
   Virtual machine communication interface                 [  OK  ]
   VM communication interface socket family                [  OK  ]
   Blocking file system                                    [  OK  ]
   Virtual ethernet                                        [  OK  ]
   VMware Authentication Daemon                            [  OK  ]

Looking at the module itself, the /dev/vmmon is not present.

Below the instructions to solve it (at least it work for me.)


    sudo service vmware stop
    sudo rm /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/misc/vmmon.ko
    sudo vmware-modconfig --console --build-mod vmmon /usr/bin/gcc /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/include/
    sudo depmod -a
    sudo service vmware start

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