VMWare and networking
Posted on 2007-11-20
I am working on a project to replicate my server environment in VMware. I purchased 3 servers (W2K3, 4GB RAM, 750GB HD, 3GHz Dual Core) and have converted my existing 6 servers into virtual machines. I have been slowly configuring each vm to use a bridged network connection so that they could all communicate with each other, however I am having varying degrees of success with it. Some of my servers can't "find" the DC's and some "seem" to work fine. I think I am doing something wrong with the network setup because of the problems I am having and was hoping someone could point it out for me. Below I have listed my configuration which may be able to help you understand my setup. As of right now, I don't see how people could use this for a production environment when I can't even get it working reliably in a test environment.
All hosts are W2K3 with latest patches, VMServer 1.0 - managed by Virtual Center for VMServer.
All VM's are W2K3
Host 1 - 192.168.10.130 (contains 1 VM - Citrix 192.168.10.100)
Host 2 - 192.168.10.131 (contains 3 VM's - Intranet Server 192.168.10.104, Finance Server 192.168.10.107, Finance Server2 192.168.10.108)
Host 3 - 192.168.10.132 (contains 2 VM's - Both are DC's 192.168.10.101 & 192.168.10.105)
I have tested it with pings which also work in varying degrees, one vm can ping every server on each host while others can't ping any server except the ones hosted with it. When I try to RDP to any of the vm's I cannot get a connection - either I get no connection (server cannot be found) or it says the Domain cannot be contacted. What am I doing wrong????
Thanks in advance. - Mas