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I have a laptop with 1 LAN card port, that i plug to a switch. That switch is connected also to a server.

If i ping the server from my laptop, i get reply when i opened the VMs, i get weird ip dynamically. instead of the normal 192.168.1.XXX (DHCP) i got and the other VM got

If i ping my laptop which is at or the server from one of the VMS then it get reply, but if i try to ping from the VM.. i dont get replay.

So.. i have connection between the VMS and my laptop/server, but i dont have connection between my VMs.. how can i fix it ? i choose NAT on the VM setting.


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If you create a virtual machine in VMware you can selected if they use bridge network or if you want to use a local network.

If you select bridged than the appear as normal hosts on your network and get their IP from your normal DHCP server. There should not be any conflicts.

The other setting uses a local network and its own network range.

Check these settings.

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I checked "Bridged: connected directly to the physical network" on both VMs, but they get dhcp ip that looks good like: (sequential numbering). If i ping my laptop / other VM, i dont get reply, if i ping the gateway / server that attached to same switch - i get reply – ilansch Jun 13 '12 at 14:16
OK, i used bridged connection, and then it worked ok. the problem i guess was to shutdown the windows firewall. now i can ping each VM from the other VM. – ilansch Jun 13 '12 at 14:25

You can simply manually assign an unused IP from the 192.168.1.X subnet to each VM That would be a quick and easy fix.

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I tried, i do not know the DNS Server to enter in the IPV4 setting.. so if i just enter the IP address, mask and gateway - then the VMs dont communicate with each other and dont communicate with the laptop/server also.. – ilansch Jun 13 '12 at 14:04

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