virtual network interface cards
Posted on 2009-12-17
PLease could someone assist me with some details around virtual NIC's.
In my scenario, I have a std Win2003 physical server, with 2 x NIC's. One of them is used with the Std '03 OS. The server is underutilised, so I installed vmware server 2 onto it, and setup a virtual machine. I have configured the VM's NIC in bridge mode, and assigned it to the spare NIC.
My query is, I want my VM to run on a different network to the one connected to the host OS's. However the host OS is controlling both physical cards essentially. How do I setup the VM on a different network, without having the spare nic in the host OS recieve an IP adress from the second network? I don't want my std '03 OS connected to the second network in anyway... Am I missing something, or is this simply done by assigning the spare NIC in th ehost OS a random IP address, then in the VM assigning the correct ip address to the virtual NIC?