My situation is like this. I have a Windows 7 VM run by Parallel Desktop, on which I run ASP.NET on localhost:1240 (Visual Studio development server). Is it possible from my host machine (OSX 10.9) to be able to test the website using port forwarding, i.e. accessing the site in OSX from http://:

Thank you in advance.

  • YOu should be able to access it by the internal ip for instance if the win7 machine ip is should wok you should for internal systme need port forwarding Jun 13 '14 at 18:45
  • I think it's possible but can you elaborate on how to do that? Supposed my VM's IP is, I opened Parallels preference and add a rule (1234,, 1240) but still cannot access from either
    – Hoang Lam
    Jun 14 '14 at 4:24
  • if you added a rule it sounds like you changed ti port to 1240, try internal system do not require port forwarding, on my virtual machines i access them y there internal ip and port, i would suggest settng parallel desktop ip range to your mac range so if your mac is set ip range of parallel desktop to the problem might be your on another subnet to your virtual machine the other option is to change your mac subnet mask to Jun 14 '14 at 6:28

You can do this in Parallels (v12) by configuring it either one of two ways:

Either use Bridge Networking instead of Shared, which will bring your VM to the same router subnet.

Or my preferred method, configure Parallels to do port forwarding by right mouse clicking on the Parallels Icon in the Dock and choosing Preferences. From there choose Network. Then choose Shared and configure the "Port forwarding rules".

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