VMWare authd not running

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Problem: You install VMware Server and try to connect with the VMware Server Console but get "Connection refused."

Solution: vmware wants to run 'vmware-authd' from xinetd. You must install xinetd and put the following file in /etc/xinetd.d/vmware-authd:

# default: on
# description: The VMware remote access authentification daemon
service vmware-authd
{
    disable         = no
    port            = 902
    socket_type     = stream
    protocol        = tcp
    wait            = no
    user            = root
    server          = /usr/sbin/vmware-authd
    type            = unlisted
}

I am not sure why it is relying on xinetd and why it doesn't simply start vmware-authd as a service if xinetd is not found. Maybe I missed something during the install.