[TriLUG] VMware networking Q
Rodent of Unusual Size
Sun, 09 Dec 2001 13:50:26 -0500
All right, I finally broke down my resistance (dunno
why it was there) and loaded up VMware Workstation on
my RH 7.1 laptop. I installed Win2KPro, and all is pretty
much hunky-dory; as advertised, this stuff simply *rocks*!
However (there's always a 'however', isn't there?)..
The laptop is sometimes on a network through the onboard
100baseT eth0, and sometimes wireless through the ORiNOCO
eth1. And I'd like the W2K VM to be able to access the
network regardless of which interface the host is using,
and also be able to access the host's filesystem.
There seem to be three options for VMs: bridged, NAT, and
host-only. And each VM may have up to three virtual interfaces.
For access to the cloud I don't much care whether the VM does
NAT through the host or not; nothing is going to be 'pushed'
to it. But what I need to do in the VMware config editor, and
in the W2K setup, in order to get access to the cloud regardless
of host interface, and also access to the host's filesystems,
is rather (!) unclear.
I would half-suspect setting up a NAT on eth0, a NAT on eth1,
and a host-only network in the VMware config editor, but whether
that's right and what steps to take in the W2K setup are eluding me..
Ken Coar, Sanagendamgagwedweinini http://Golux.Com/coar/
Author, developer, opinionist http://Apache-Server.Com/
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