how to make virtual machine to behave like a physical one?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by johnabraham101, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. i'm using winxp on host and redhat9 on guest. although, my host(physical pc)
    is not connected to any network but I still want my guest machine to behave
    like a physical
    machine. is there anyway to do so? actually i want my host and guest OS's to
    have their own IP addresses when they are connected to the internet.

    what if i install two NIC's on my physical computer such that NIC1 for host
    and NIC2 for guest and then pluggin a wire into both the NIC's? will it be
    johnabraham101, Sep 22, 2005
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  2. johnabraham101

    Bill Grant Guest

    You can use two NICs, but it is not necessary to do that to get
    individual IP addresses. If you set the virtual machine's NIC to the
    physical NIC option, it will get its own IP address automatically from DHCP
    (if you don't have a DHCP server you set them manually). The virtual machine
    network service will intercept traffic for the vm and direct it to the vm's
    IP stack. It never reaches the host's stack.
    Bill Grant, Sep 23, 2005
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