Once the vmware player on the host machine is started the host appears to not be accessible on the lan ie folder shares , ping , microsoft sql server but the vm running in vmware player has all of these accessible . What could be the issue ?
Uninstalled the VM player. Removed the VM ware NAT and Host Only Nic . Installed VM ware station pro with volume license. Disabled the firewall . Restated both host and VM multiple times . And it works now able to ping host to vm and vm to host all accessible via the network.