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VMWare - Connect from external computer or host

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Hello,
I would like to build a virtual network using vmware.. i.e for example, have 2 virtual machines and host talk to each other.
How can I do  it?
Many thanks,
Tamir Milo
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I'm assuming you plan to use vmware server/workstation so set each VM network adapter to "host only" will do
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by:tamirmilo
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Hi,
I have VMware workstation 6.5.1. Is it the right software?
Thx
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yeah that's fine but fyi the latest ver is 7
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by:tamirmilo
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Thx,
1) Can i get it for free?
2) Can you tell me how can I call one machine from the others? say, I have a web-site on it ?
Thx again,
Tamir
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1) no you have to upgrade, but there is no need for that. Especially if you don't want to run win7 but rather old server 2003 machines.
2.)  vmware assigns an ip to both machines, they are on a virtual network. Your host has access to that network and all machines on that network. so run an ipconfig in the command shell in each virtual computer this ip you can use vice versa in the webbrowser in the virtual machines

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you can update for free to latest version of 6.5.x though:

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/workstation_6_5_3_for_windows/dHdiZHdodGJAJXQ=
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by:ryder0707
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The free one is vmware server 2, but it lacks feature like multiple snapshots and ability to clone
But it is good enough as a start becoz the concept is still the same
You can communicate with other VMs in the virtual network, you can also allow VMs to reach physical network and even to Internet
If you prefer isolated network,"host only" is your best option or you can do NAT, kind like isolated network but VMs can use host ip address to go Internet
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Thanks guys. Good luck!
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