Instead of editing your
.vmx file, you can use VMWare Tools to enable/disable synchronisation of the time with the server:
vmware-guestd --cmd "vmx.set_option synctime 0 1" # Enable
vmware-guestd --cmd "vmx.set_option synctime 1 0" # Disable
vmwareservice --cmd "vmx.set_option synctime 0 1" # Enable
vmwareservice --cmd "vmx.set_option synctime 1 0" # Disable
The latest VMWare Server is only supporting Web Access for configuration including console access to a Virtual Machine.
There is a Firefox Plugin for the remote console, but that did not work in my setup. The Web Access will no longer complain about a missing plugin after installation, but the console will not start either.
While searching for a fix, I also found instructions to run the remote console in the command line. Combining this with an environment setting for GTK, I am now able to run a remote console.