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Windows 7: VMware workstation networking


21 Sep 2009   #1

Windows Vista
 
 
VMware workstation networking

I have Windows Vista installed in my host system and installed Windows server 2008 trail pack as virtual machine, after the server installation I clone the server 2008 virtual machine. When I ping my host from virtual machine Iím able to ping. But from my host system Iím not able to ping VMs, also from one VM to another. Iím using NAT configuration in VMware workstation and the configuration is as follows.
VMWare Workstation V 6.5.3
Host IP address: 192.168.206.1
VM Network: VMnet 8: 192.168.206.0 /24
VM 1: 192.168.206.130
VM 2: 192.168.206.131
NA T gateway: 192.168.206.2
Subnet is: 255.255.255.0
Iím using DHCP configuration for both VMs and Manual or static configuration for Host system. I tried enabling VMware bridge protocol in Host Network IP version 4 properties.
Please help.

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21 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

What anti virus/Fire wall are you running?
Most of the newer ones have an allow VM pass-through you have to enable.
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22 Sep 2009   #3

Windows Vista
 
 

I'm using Mcafee as Antivirus and Vista built in Firewall, let me try as you suggested and get back.

Thank you.....
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22 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

With the built in Fire-Wall's I have had to manually add the vm software to the Fire-Wall's allow list.
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23 Sep 2009   #5

Windows Vista
 
 

Yes, I turned off bulit in firewall in Windows server 2008 which has been installed as guest. now the connectivity is there between host and guest. But how come I disable firewall only for VM software. I have added VMNAT.exe in the exception list in host o/s vista, how to add it in guest O/S.

Thanks for you help...
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23 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Okay, can you ping the host from the guest?
Do you have vmtools installed on the guest?
If i may ask are you running vista x64?
Cause there known issues with vista x64.
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24 Sep 2009   #7

Windows Vista
 
 

I can ping from guest top host only when I disable the firewall in guest O/S (Windows server 2008), I haven't installed windows tools in guest O/S. Also I have installed Vista home premium 32 bit edition in host. I want to ping from guest to host without disableing fireall fully, or I want to allow only VMNAT.

Hope you can help with these informations.
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25 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Have you tried adding vmware-hostd.exe? thats the actual guest machine
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25 Sep 2009   #9

Windows Vista
 
 

Ok, I will install VMTool and try with VMWare-Hosted.exe added to firewall exeption.

Thanks for you help
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25 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Let me know if it works
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