I am using VMWare 12 Workstation, and have this setup:

  • "Desktop HOST" with "VMware GUEST 1"

    • Desktop IP:
    • "VMware GUEST 1" IP:
  • "Notebook HOST" with "VMware GUEST 2"

    • Notebook IP:
    • "VMware GUEST 1" IP:
  • and one WiFi router in the Desktop, accessed by the Notebook

  • all computers running Windows 10 Enterprise (it's free for 90 days...).
  • all IP's are static

How can I configure my setup to have the two virtual machines comunicating with each other, copying files, transfering data, and using the "VMWare GUEST 1" as server and "VMWare GUEST 2" as test enviroment ?

  • You should bridge them to the same Network (VMnet)
    – Scorpion99
    Feb 15, 2017 at 18:03
  • What sort of communication are you looking for?
    – AFH
    Feb 15, 2017 at 18:04
  • copying files, transfering data, and using the "VMWare GUEST 1" as server and "VMWare GUEST 2" as test enviroment Feb 15, 2017 at 18:14

3 Answers 3


From Virtuabox Manual:

Bridged networking

This is for more advanced networking needs such as network simulations and running servers in a guest. When enabled, VirtualBox connects to one of your installed network cards and exchanges network packets directly, circumventing your host operating system's network stack.

If you have difficult with VMWare, try Virtualbox:



The answer is a bit longer, so I will try to resume and add important links.

You need a Bridge Network

A network bridge helps to join two otherwise separate computer networks together to enable communication between them

As you are Using a virtual network, use a virtual bridge:

  1. You will use the Network Editor:

  2. Virtual Bridge:

  3. From VMware Knowledge Base

More reading: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-and-manage-network-bridge-connection-windows-10


Using these two links you will get more about bridge network and network editor:



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