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I am running VMWare Workstation 7.1.0 build-261024 on Windows XP. I have an Ubuntu 11.10 set up as a VM.

I have connected the Windows XP PC and a Cisco 1252 AP (without DHCP) to a gigbit ethernet switch.

I wish to have the Ubuntu VM connected to the switch as well.

I've created a network interface which does that, however due to the fact there's no DHCP, I can't obtain an IP.

I've added an additional USB NIC and connected it as a "USB Device" to the Ubuntu VM and set a static IP on that, but I cannot ping the host PC nor can I ping the IP.

Is there any way I can allow my Ubuntu VM to be connected to the gigabit switch without DHCP?



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Presumably you mean VMWare Workstation 7.1.0? VMWare is a company not a product. – Chopper3 Sep 6 '12 at 19:10
You're right, I meant VMWare Workstation. I've updated my original post. Sorry about that. – Parth Gajaria Sep 6 '12 at 19:11
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  1. You need to configure Virtual switch in VMware workstation;
  2. Assign a network card that is connected to Giggabit switch to Virtual Switch;
  3. Configure Ubuntu VM to use that Virtual switch;
  4. Configure Static IP in Ubuntu.

There is no need to use USB NIC.

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With that configuration, I am unable to set a static IP in Ubuntu, that's why I tried adding a USB NIC – Parth Gajaria Sep 6 '12 at 19:18
if you have a GUI: link and from shell: link – Serhiy Sep 6 '12 at 19:22
Through GUI it says device not managed – Parth Gajaria Sep 6 '12 at 19:23
can you make a screen shot of your VM configuration? – Serhiy Sep 6 '12 at 19:24
What do you mean by close the question? I have accepted your answer – Parth Gajaria Sep 6 '12 at 19:31

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