Difficulty Networking Between Virtual Machines

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Scott, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I am trying to network 2 virtual machines to communicate
    with each other and I hope someone can point out what
    I've set up incorrectly.

    Host OS: Win XP Pro
    Guest OS A: NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a
    Guest OS B: SuSE Enterprise Server 8

    Following the VPC documentation "Managing network adapter
    availability for virtual machines" both virtual machines
    have their network settings to Local.

    Following 5.13 on
    http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/vpcfaq/VPCFAQ5-
    GeneralTipsandTri.html, I've checked both virtual
    machines have different MAC addresses.

    ipconfig shows an IP address for the NT 4.0 VM, but when
    I run ifconfig for the SuSE VM, there is no IP address.
    Restarting the network service brings up eth0 OK, but
    DHCP fails.

    How does the VM networking setting "Local" differ from
    the "NAT" setting and what do I need to do for the SuSE
    VM to get/find an IP address?

    Thanks
    Scott
     
    Scott, Jun 8, 2004
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  2. If you use 'local only' networking - there is no DHCP server - so you will
    need to statically assign the IP addresses. 'Shared networking' has a DHCP
    server - but it does not support virtual machine to virtual machine
    networking. If you are on a physical network with a DHCP server you could
    also just stick the virtual machines on the external network.

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    Benjamin Armstrong
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    Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT], Jun 8, 2004
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  3. Scott

    The Geek Guest

    I know I had this problem with VM Ware, bit it might apply to Virtual PC
    also. If you're computers are attached to a router, turn off the DHCP
    service on the router. My router was assigning my VM machines an IP address
    making them think they were all on the SAME network. Actually, this gives
    me an excuse to get VPC and see if it works.
     
    The Geek, Jun 8, 2004
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