install a virtual machine

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a physical Machine with a static IP address 10.xx.xx.xx/24
I installed vmware server on it and it created two virtual network adapters vmnet1 and vmnet8 and it assigned them through (its DHCP) automatically respectively IPs (, its DHCP= and ( ,its DHCP=, its Primary WINS=

I put the windows 2003 CD in the tray, and now when I restart the virtual machine, I get the first message:
<<Cannot connect virtual device ide1:0. No corresponding device is available on the host.
Would you like an attempt to be made to connect this virtual device every time you power on the virtual machine?>>

I click yes then I get the second message: <<Virtual device ide1:0 will start disconnected.>>

I click OK then it start doing something about DHCP../
then it gives another message <<Virtual device ide1:0 will start disconnected.>>

Any idea on how to fix that and get the OS installed?

Question by:jskfan

    Author Comment

    I rebooted the computer and it seems like it sees the CD now.
    Well If I want to make my physical machine(vmware server) as well as the virtual machines inside of receiving IP from the Physical DHCP server which is in the same subnet. Can I just configure each network connection( physical +Virtual) to obtain IP address automatically) and they will receive IP from our DHCP server?
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    Accepted Solution

    If you set the VMs up as bridged as far as their network connection, they should get an IP from your DHCP server.
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    Assisted Solution

    Which version of VMware Server are you running?

    VMS 2 you will need to use Bridged mode
    VMS 1.x you may either use Bridged or a custom VMnet (if you have multiple NICs)

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