Running MineMeld on VMWare Desktop

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Please use follow this article to install MineMeld on a recent Ubuntu 16.04 distribution:



Note for VMWare ESXi or environments with no DHCP

The best way to install MineMeld on VMWare ESXi or in environments with no DHCP is using a full Ubuntu 14.04 VM:


To run a basic set up of MineMeld on VMWare desktop, you can use a simple loader that will automatically install the required packages on a stock Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cloud image and set up a basic config of MineMeld for you. This loader is packaged in a cloud-init ISO image that should be added to the standard Ubuntu OVA.


NOTE: Internet connectivity is required to setup MineMeld. First time image is booted it will automatically download all the newest required components and install them on the Ubuntu cloud image.



A video about installing MineMeld on VMware desktop is now availble: click here


Super fast setup

To set up a demo installation, this OVA is an original Ubuntu 14.04 cloud image with an embedded MineMeld cloud-init ISO image:

At first boot the Ubuntu 14.04 image will check for the cloud-init ISO and run the MineMeld loader. 

Just download the OVA, import it into VMWare and skip to step #5 of the procedure.


1. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cloud image

MineMeld cloud-init ISO has been designed to run on Ubuntu cloud images. Download the ova of Ubuntu trusty cloud image from here:


2. MineMeld cloud-init ISO

Download MineMeld cloud-init ISO from the following link:


3. Importing the OVA

Select File > Import from VMWare Fusion and select the Ubuntu trusty OVA image.

When asked do not press Finish but Customize Settings.


NOTE. If VMWare throws an error about hardware incompatibility, go to  VM > Manage > Change Hardware Compatibility and change Hardware Compatibility to the most recent version.


NOTE. If VMWare throws an error about the OVF format just press Retry

















4. Adding the MineMeld cloud-init ISO

Under VM settings, enable CD-ROM and select the MineMeld cloud-init ISO image and boot the image.



5. Accessing MineMeld VM shell

Default credentials for shell access are:


Username: ubuntu

Password: rsplizardspock


6. Wait for MineMeld setup

At first boot the loader contained inside the ISO image will update the VM and download & setup the latest version of MineMeld. It could take some minutes.



 After a successful setup you should see a message where both minemeld-engine and minemeld-web services are RUNNING.




7. Accessing MineMeld WebUI

Default credentials for WebUI access are on port 443 are:


Username: admin

Password: minemeld

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Will this not work on a local VMWare ESX instance? I'm not able to get to step 6. Has anyone done this without putting it into the cloud?


To note, if I change the hostname of the box, and reboot, the hostname changes back to "minemeld", so the cloud-init is running. I just never see anything related to minemeld getting set up.

Hi jnichols_factset,

yes, some users are running MineMeld on ESX. Would you mind opening a discussion under MineMeld discussions describing your error ?

Hi is there a step by step guide to install minemeld on other plaforms like RHEL?.
And is there any easy to follow guide for me who is a totally new user without any knowlege about this product :)

Installation is not supported yet on RHEL. MineMeld runs on RHEL but there are no docs about it yet.

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