Solved

Reg: Communication problem between Host(windows vista) and Vmware installed  Guest system(Solaris)

Posted on 2008-06-25
16
356 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-06
Hi,
    I am a novice in UNIX,I have installed Solaris 10  Guest O.S through VMware. Installation was succesfull but i had  a problem where i was'nt able to ping my host from my SOLARIS  O.S. I obsereved that there were 2 virtual adapters local area connection2 (for vmxnet1)and 3(vmxnet8) having DHCP ip addresses as 192.168.41.1 and 192.168.21.1 shown in my host O.S(vista). My host system is able to ping those addreses succesfully   but same is  not the case with Guest O.S.I have tried using Host only and NAT  in type of connectivityu but was not able to ping. I have also assigned ip add 192.168.21.2 to the vmxnet0 interface as they are in the same subnet ,i was expecting connectivity but I guess i am missing few more things.

Any Recommendations.... Also can you please tell how to confugure vmxnet1 ,this is because there is no interface by name vmxnet1 in Solaris. dladm show-link show vmxnet0 as the only interface available.
 but i see vmxnet1 through 9 under custom section in  the available types of network connectivities.

Thanks,
Njoy
0
Comment
Question by:njoy111
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 6
16 Comments
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:yuzh
ID: 21871037
Please have a look at the doc in:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/28514?start=15&tstart=0

to see if you can fix the problem.
0
 

Author Comment

by:njoy111
ID: 21871154
Hi,
    Thanks for the reply, Unfortunatley the issue discussed in the mentioned thread is not the one related to this problem
Thanks,
Njoy
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 21873530
Vista does not respond to ping.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:njoy111
ID: 21876806
Hi,
      I am unable to ping my guest  as well.I fell like missing  few things.
Any Tips!!!
Thanks,
Njoy
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 21877211
Virtual networks are not general purpose networks
Can you ping www.yahoo.com and localhost?
0
 

Author Comment

by:njoy111
ID: 21877347
No, I am not able to connect to the Internet(from guest),neither am I able to ping the local host. I am able to access internet from the host.
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 21877402
ping -c3 127.1
ping -c3 localhost

0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 21877416
vmxnet* addresses never go to your ethernet, nor Solaris uses DHCP
0
 

Author Comment

by:njoy111
ID: 21877775
well,this problem is solved and i am able to communicate with the host now. I was done by coniguring a virtual adapter for vmxnet0.
Now i have another question how can i configure interface vmxnet1
/dev shows vmxnet0,vmxnet1,vmxnet8 but when i use : ifconfig vmxnet x.x.x.x up it gives me an error that the interface to not there.
Any Tips...
none of the above suggetions helped me in getting the answers so i will continue this thread till I get proper solution for my question(won't award points untill then :)).
Njoy
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 21877832
there is no interface vmxnet in your machine.
there are vmxnet0 ... vmxnet8
run ifconfig -l or netstat -i to see interfaces
0
 

Author Comment

by:njoy111
ID: 21877874
sorry, It was a typo...
I tried : ifconfig vmxnet1 x.x.x.x netmask x.x.x.x up
It gave me  an error telling that such interface does not exist.
Njoy  
0
 
LVL 62

Accepted Solution

by:
gheist earned 500 total points
ID: 21877917
So interface does not exist...
run ifconfig -a ifconfig -l or whatever shows list of network interfaces.
Please configure "host" to use bridge mode, disable any firewalls in the middle and configure Solaris into normal network.
0
 

Author Comment

by:njoy111
ID: 21877968
ok,let me try..
Thanks,
Njoy
0
 

Author Comment

by:njoy111
ID: 22619310
this question is completed ,points to gheist
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Workstation all of a sudden says it cannot connect to domain because 3 70
VLAN Questions 3 70
Connecting via HTTP / HTTPS 10 81
Wannacry 44 108
Don’t let your business fall victim to the coming apocalypse – use our Survival Guide for the Fax Apocalypse to identify the risks and signs of zombie fax activities at your business.
Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question