I need to get my VMWare host machine (Win XP home) connect to a VMWare 5.5 client (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4) in host-only mode. I'd be very happy if I could ping the machines from each other. The host is running the VMWare DHCP service. But whatever I try, the connection seems to fail.
Unfortunately I am neither a VMware nor a Linux specialist. So it's a bit of a challenge and I guess I can't even post a descriptive error message. I have tried too much, and lost control of what might be important and what is irrelevant. etc\hosts, vmnet8, xp firewall, ping, localhost, 10.10.10.0, 127.0.0.1. It's all a lot of confusion in my head at the moment.
Can anyone give some general recommendation on how to set this up? Or can you give me some hints on what I should test so that I can post some meaningful test resulsts here?