VMware server network problem
Posted on 2009-03-31
I'm new to Vmware but managed to install VMware server on a desktop and create a virtual machine with server 2003. My problem is my virtual machine can accept incoming connections other than internet. I can access the internet without a problem but I tried to enable remote desktop and I can't connect to the IP of the VM. Upon checking the settings of the virtual adapters I'm completely confused how any of this works. So here's what I have.
The host machine has an IP of 10.8.5.102
The host machine now has 2 new virtual adapters, Local Area Connection 2 with IP 192.168.237.1 and no gateway. In the description it says it's for VMnet8. The other new virtual adapter is called VMware Network Adapter VMnet1 with IP 192.168.48.1 and no gateway.
Now my virtual machine I gave a static IP of 10.8.5.20 with all the same settings I would have given a real machine on my network including gateway and DNS settings.
So looking at the information I provided can someone tell me if I'm incorrectly configured and what the purposes of the 2 virtual connections are on the host machine?