VMWare ESXi NAT issue - How do I resolve it?
Posted on 2009-04-21
I have just set up my first ever VMWare ESXi server and the config is as follows:
Server - Dell 2950 with 2 x NICs (only one connected)
16Gb RAM, 2 x Quad Core Processors, 400GB disk
Running: ESXi 3.5 (latest version)
I have set up a Windows 2003 server (WEB edition) and all works fine. Networking in and outbound all great. I'm using NAT at the moment because I'm testing it on a home ADSL line with a NAT router.
Addressing as follows:
Server Host address 192.168.1.20
VM1 = 192.168.1.51
VM2 = 192.168.1.52
Gateway for all three is 192.168.1.254
I can connect to the server fine using VMWare Infrastructure Cliient if I connect a laptop to the same network, say on 192.168.1.65. No problems there. All looks fine on the Client. No errors in logs etc.
If I go to VM2 (CentOS 5.3) all works fine except networking. I can't ping anything at all except localhost. If I even ping one of the internal addresses, like VM1 for instance, it says "Network unreachable" and fails.
Can anyone help with this? Is it just not possible to use NAT like this for testing purposes? I'm frustrated as all h*ll. Been trying to figure it out for two days without any success.