If you have started vmware then try to log in via vmware-server-console and it hangs, check /var/log/messages for xinetd messages. For example:
Mar 25 22:26:34 slap xinetd: FAIL: vmware-authd address from=127.0.0.1 Mar 25 22:26:34 slap xinetd: START: vmware-authd pid=24938 from=127.0.0.1 Mar 25 22:26:35 slap xinetd: EXIT: vmware-authd status=0 pid=24938 duration=1(sec)
This indicates that authentication from 127.0.0.1 (localhost) has failed. Edit /etc/xinetd.d/vmware-authd and add the following to the end of the "service vmware-authd" block:
only_from = 127.0.0.1
Restart xinetd and vmware then try again. Good luck!