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vmware server isolate 2 vm's to see each other

snowdog_2112 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm looking for information on how to have 2 VM's on my host OS talk to each other, but not the other VM's on the vmnet0 bridged connection.

If I assign both VM's to vmnet 2 and give them all addresses on the vmnet2 subnet, they can see/ping/browse the host OS, but not each other.

I can't put them on the bridged vmnet0 with the other VM's because they are non-production machines that would conflict with machines running on vmnet0

Is there a way to have these 2 VM's talk to each other and each other only, without seeing the other VM's on this host?

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Top Expert 2008

Do you have another nic on this host that could be used for these non-prod machines?

Another alternative would be to use host only networking where your VMs can only talk to each other and the host.



So if I have several machines on a vmnet[n], they can't see each other?  If I put a second nic in the host, do I create a bridged vmnet on the second nic?  Would they be isolated from the vm's on the current nic?

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Thanks for the input, sorry for the delay.
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