Solved

Installing VMWare Server on a 1&1 root server

Posted on 2008-10-20
4
1,309 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I would like to install VMWare Server on our 1&1 root server but I hear there are problems in that if 1&1 sees multiple MAC addresses on the external NIC (as may be the case with bridge connections), it stops that traffic.

1. Is this allowed on 1&1 boxes?
2. Does anyone have experience of actually getting this working?

Thanks
SF
0
Comment
Question by:sheepfarmer
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
larstr earned 500 total points
ID: 22766254
SF,
What you have discovered is correct. 1&1 will only accept the hosts physical mac address. The solution to this problem is to setup all those ip addresses on the hosts nic and forward the ports for each address to each VM by using iptables or similar.

Lars
0
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:larstr
larstr earned 500 total points
ID: 22766266
..you should setup each VM to use either NAT or host only networking, but you can't use VMware's built in port forwarding function since it can only forward packets from a single ip address.

Lars
0
 

Author Comment

by:sheepfarmer
ID: 22766462
So you saying buy the additional IP's (one for each VM to be run) and forward all relevant traffic from the host NIC to the VM using iptables.

Using this technique can you effectively give each VM its own IP address for inbound and outbound traffic?
If the NAT option was used, would you have to setup a local DHCP server on the host machine to allocate suitable 'private' addresses to the VMs.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sheepfarmer
ID: 31507828
I guess I'll just have to  give it a go and see what happens.  Thanks for your guidance
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this article, I show you step by step with screenshots to assist you - HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5), with some helpful tips along the way.
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
Teach the user how to use create log bundles for vCenter Server or ESXi hosts Open vSphere Web Client: Generate vCenter Server and ESXi host log bundle:  Open vCenter Server Appliance Web Management interface and generate log bundle: Open vCenter Se…
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…

820 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