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Installing VMWare Server on a 1&1 root server

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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
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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.

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..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.

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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.
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I guess I'll just have to  give it a go and see what happens.  Thanks for your guidance
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