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 220.127.116.11 (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 18.104.22.168 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?