Unable to create second external network for VMguest machine

I have installed VMware Workstation 7.0 on a box that has two physical NICS.  The first NIC is connected to the local network 192.168.0.X.  The second NIC is connected to an outside network....lets call it 2.2.2.X.

I have created a second adapter on the guest machine.  This adapter appears in the Guest OS.  The guest OS is Windows 2008 64Bit R2.

The first adapter in the guest machines shows the local area network name and works just fine.  When I attempted to give the second connection the ip address of 2.2.2.1 (hypothetically) it told me Unidentified Network.

I then went to Virtual Network Editor and created a new network on VMnet2 type=Host-only and assigned it the 2.2.2.0 subnet with a 255.255.255.248 subnet mask.

Next, I went to the properties of the Guest machine and then asigned the second NIC that I setup to the VMnet2. (Custom: Specific virtual network) (VMnet2 (host-only)

I thought this would fix the problem which would identify the network. But still no luck.  Can someone point me in the right direction in what I might be missing?
kwh3856OwnerAsked:
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larstrCommented:
What is your host os?

Host only networking is meant for a network that is only used by guest(s) and has no external connection. To setup connection through your other nic you will need to:
1. Run Virtual Network Editor as administrator (right click/ run as)
2. Host Virtual Network Mapping / VMnet2 or another unused one / Select nic to map agains
3. Edit VM, Assign VMnic

If you're using a linux host os you will have to run vmware-config.pl or vmware-config-network.pl instead.

Good luck!

Lars
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bbnp2006Commented:
Do you have W2k8 R2 SP2 installed yet?
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
1.Are you running any firewall or security software on the Host ?
2.Check your DNS Settings in the Virtual Network Editor with respec to VMnet2.
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kwh3856OwnerAuthor Commented:
The host is running Windows 2008 64 Bit R2.
LARS, I will give that a try.
Also, I opened the firewall completely up to test and still no luck.  I will check DNS.
 
Thanks
Kenny
 
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Tech_StigCommented:
First off, I think I had a problem in the past assigning the first IP in a network to a vm for host-only. You might want to try 2.2.2.2/29 for your IP and 2.2.2.1 for your gateway.

Also, does the attached correctly show what you're trying to achieve in the end? If so then probably what you want is (2) separate bridges (one on each adapter).





testnet.png
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kwh3856OwnerAuthor Commented:
yes, that is exactly what I want.  I will give that a try.  Thanks for making it so clear.  I understand now why it would work better as a bridge.  I will let you know.
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kwh3856OwnerAuthor Commented:
When I selectede the VMnet2 and then Clicked Bridged, I get the following error
Cannot change network to bridged:  There are no un-bridged host network adapters.
I went to the adapter with the 2.2.2.X address and then unselected Vmware bridge protocol but that did not work either.  
Any ideas?
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Tech_StigCommented:
It means that something else is bound to your second adapter. Check the other vmnets to make sure its not being used.
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kwh3856OwnerAuthor Commented:
I think I just discovered what might be causing this problem.  I have a single NIC card with Dual ports.  VMware sees the NIC as a single card.  When I try to configure each of the adapters to bridge it only shows me the single card.  I am going to try to add another NIC to the server and see what happens.
 
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Tech_StigCommented:
Hmm... Just to make sure you might want to remove all Physical NICS from all the vnets and then add one by one. You'll be able to tell for sure when you add your first one if you have 2 adapters with the same name then it sees two. I know I've seen stuff like that in the past.
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
Are you sure with respect to 1 NIC with dual ports being recognized as a single NIC ?
I had a Quad Port single GigE Card and VMware ESXi recognized it as 4 different NICs.
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kwh3856OwnerAuthor Commented:
I am using VMware Workstation.  Not sure if that is the difference.  I will let you know when I add the second card and see what happens.
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kwh3856OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thank yall very much
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