I have just been trying to get VM Server 2 installed on my new Vista Ultimate 64 installation, and found I just couldn’t logon using either my own Vista username and password or the administrator one, lots of googling revealed all sorts of people having the same problem.
The error message you get when trying to logon is:
The VMware Infrastructure Web Service at “http://localhost:8222/sdk” is not responding (Connection Refused)
This happened regardless of how I was trying to access it i.e. https or http and by hostname or IP.
Turns out that in my Vista Ultimate 64 installation the host file entry for localhost has been reduced to the IPV6 lookup only:
Adding back the usual:
Fixed the problem! It is always the little things!!!