I have a little issue which is rather odd.
I have a VM passed to me by a colleague which I host on my laptop (lets call the laptop, machine A). I have since copied this VM to another host machine (B) on the same network and stopped using the VM on machine A.
The issue I have now is that the VM on the machine B still uses the IP of machine A even when on bridge mode. I have tried
ipconfig \release and
\renew but to no avail - the VM on machine B retains the IP of machine A. We use a DHCP so its supposed to be dynamic IPs anyway.
A side effect of this is that everytime the VM on Machine B is running, Machine A (the machine itself and not a VM) will go offline and have no connectivity. A third party who uses RDP to the IP address will enter the VM on machine B instead of machine A.
Why is this the case and how can I fix this?
Some details: I use VMware player and the host + VMs are all on Windows OSes.
To add: When I do
ipconfig \all, I get a (Preferred) next to the IP address.