I'm winning Windows XP under VMWare Fusion on my OSX 10.7.4 in bridged mode.
I need to be able to reference the Guest (XP) via a hostname, as it hosts a server i use in development. To achieve that, I have gone into the XP network settings and specified for it to use a Static IP address. Then I edit my Hosts (OSX) /etc/hosts file to add a hostname entry for that ip address. This all works fine, however when I do it that way, the XP does not have internet access. It seems that it has no DNS resolution (ie i can ping external IP addresses, but not hostnames).
When I have XP use dynamic IP's via DHCP, the internet works perfectly - but then I can't reference it via it's hostname.
Can anyone suggest how I can achieve both here? Is there a way I can have the guest with a static ip, but automatically use the DNS that my host uses?
Note that I don't mind whether it's bridged or NAT. Should I be using NAT instead? The key things I require are: 1. The Guest XP must be able to be referenced via a hostname from the Host OSX. 2. The Guest XP must have internet access.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.