SharkRF connector server: VMX and VMDK

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Update 16 January 2019: some feedback received and it appears to be mixed results. This works for some folks and doesn’t work for others. I won’t be updating this image or post as my intention was never to maintain a working image. I do, however, update and maintain the Ubuntu build docs. YMMV.

I’ve built and exported a fresh install of the SharkRF Connector Server software running on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS using VMware Workstation. The following accounts apply to the VM:

Root u: sharkadmin
Root p: changeme
Service account for running the SharkRF service U: sharkservice
Service account p: changeme2

Download here (hashes included):


This has NOT been tested outside of the environment I built it in. Please check and provide feedback. Particulars and caveats with this setup:

  • DHCP IPv4 address being assigned?
  • MAC address updates properly in your environment?
  • Multiple servers deployed in same environment have identical MACs or RF Server Github hashes.
  • OpenSSH is installed and running with default settings. Connect on TCP 22.
  • Change password by running passwd on the respective accounts from the command line.
  • System was built on VMware Workstation 14 set to Workstation 10/ESXi 5.5 compatibility mode.
  • Current Ethernet settings are set to “share host IP”. Change accordingly.
  • To convert to a different format, download and install VMware Converter to do a V2V conversion of many types:
  • To run as-is, install VMware Player or Workstation, extract RAR file ( and double-click VMX file.

The following licenses apply:

Related: Compiling SharkRF on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Related: SharkRF Web Interface and Autostart service

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