I am building a virtual network LAB using GNS3. It is installed in a virtual server (VMware) running Windows server 2012 Datacenter with 2 ethernet network adapters (Eth0 and Eth1), and 1 MS Loopback Adapter.
I want to be able to access (ping/traceroute) my GNS3 Router using my PC.
My LAN is configured as follows:
My PC: DHCP IP 192.168.1.215
And the server Hosting GNS3 is configured like this:
Eth0: Static IP 192.168.1.56, and it's sharing its internet connection with the loopback
Eth1: DHCP IP (Currently 192.168.1.163)
MS Loopback adapter: Static IP 192.168.137.1 (not a Typo)
The Cisco router on GNS3 has IP:192.168.137.2 and it's connected to the Loopback adapter. I am able to ping from the GNS3 Router to its host, the gateway and My PC, I can even ping IP address 188.8.131.52
I am not able to ping the virtual router from MyPC. I have added this static route to my gateway: Destination 192.168.137.0 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.56 and when i perform a traceroute from MyPc to 192.168.137.2 it reaches the host server but won't reach the loopback adapter nor the virtual router.
1 10ms 1ms 5ms 192.168.1.254 2 156ms 1ms 21ms 192.168.1.56 3 * * * Request timed out 4 * * * Request timed out 5 * * * Request timed out ...
Is there anyway I can reach the loop-back adapter of the Server through MyPC?
Note: I've also tried disabling the loop-back adapter and using the Eth1 adapter instead. But i get the same issue.