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Windows 7: Virtual Machines on can't see each other

16 Mar 2010   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
If both these servers are Virtual Machines then you should be able to use the Virtual Network Interfaces on them - and your problem should be solved automatically.

I use vmware so the "Real" NIC's aren't involved. You can set to Bridged networking so each machine has its own IP address on the network.

I don't have any experience with Exchange Server - but I've no problems running several Server VM's concurrently (W2K3 servers and W2K8 servers)-- and there's no problem at all connecting to them from either WITHIN the LAN or outside, Wirelessly or otherwise.

Cheers
jimbo


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16 Mar 2010   #12
lilbird1981

Win 7 , Linux Ubuntu
 
 

OK, I have attached a screenshot of my network adapter settings for the exchange server. I will now remove the adapter 2, and only keep the local connection, i.e. adapter 1 - is that right?

Thanks!
Lil.


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16 Mar 2010   #13
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

jimbo's advice may be better suited in this case as mine is real-world related. Not in a virtual environment. If VM allows you to set them up to communicate with each other by using a mere settings in it's config, there's no point in manually configuring everything.
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16 Mar 2010   #14
lilbird1981

Win 7 , Linux Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
If both these servers are Virtual Machines then you should be able to use the Virtual Network Interfaces on them - and your problem should be solved automatically.
Yes, I did set it up to have "local only" adapters, so theoretically the two machines should be on the same network, right? My Windows Server actually requires a network connection as I am planning to use the Google Calendar Connectors API.

My problem is now that my Exchange Server only has one local connection, that the IP config returns this:
Code:
Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.18
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
Now it is not visible to my server anymore.
How do I set it up, so that my Exchange Sever and the other Server are on the same network, i.e. can see each other locally?
Thanks,
Lil.
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16 Mar 2010   #15
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

So now you change the IP/Default Gateway on that to match your Windows Server
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16 Mar 2010   #16
lilbird1981

Win 7 , Linux Ubuntu
 
 

I have now set the default gateway to the same as my win server 2003. I attached a screenshot of how I changed the settings. However, now I cannot ping the server 2003 anymore, and I also cannot ping the exchange server from the server anymore. It seems that everything is broken now


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16 Mar 2010   #17
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Then I suggest you take jimbo's advice and let VM do the networking. Personally, I've never had any issues setting up networks manually using VM software. Technically, assuming you actually have a gateway at 192.168.1.254, it should be working fine.
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16 Mar 2010   #18
lilbird1981

Win 7 , Linux Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks, but the problem is that VM doesn't seem to do the networking. All I have done is downloaded the virtual machines from Microsoft, then added them to Virtual PC, and that's all. Unfortunatley they don't seem to communicate with each other.
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16 Mar 2010   #19
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry I wasn't able to help any further. I may be overlooking something but there shouldn't be any reason why it wouldn't work. Assuming of course the settings are correct.
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16 Mar 2010   #20
lilbird1981

Win 7 , Linux Ubuntu
 
 

@nekkidtruth: Thanks, I really appreciate your help. I am very new to this, so I might have also misunderstood something.

I guess I will have to play around with it, and I'm sure I will figure it out.
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