I've loaded xdebug 2.1.2 and in my phpinfo it seems to work however I want to know how can I verify that xdebug is listen to port 9000? Normally I would use a reverse shell to xdebug but with my vmware on my local box I want a normal remote session? I can ping my host from my virtual machine, I can connect to my webserver from my host to my virtual machine and also open an ftp session but I can't make my IDE connect to xdebug? I've already forward port 80 and 9000 from my vmnet8 to my host port?
Here is my vmware-netconfig: