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I have Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox, on top of a Windows 8 host. How can I setup a static IP and DNS name for this virtual machine that other virtual machines will see?

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I'd refer you to How to make a machine accessible from the LAN using its hostname, except that you want to do this with a Windows host… You should ask Windows experts, not Unix experts. –  Gilles May 1 '13 at 23:06

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You should set up a DNS server of write down the host's name in the hosts file of each system you have.

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Where should I setup DNS server? On Ubuntu guest or on Windows host? I can use /etc/hosts instead of it, but first I need provide static IPs, isn't? How I do this? –  Pavel Bernshtam May 1 '13 at 13:23
You can set up the DNS server anywhere. You just have to configure each host to use it. It will be easier if each host has a static IP address but what do you mean by "How I do this?" –  Spack May 1 '13 at 13:25

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