I can't get my VM's to use bridged networking in VMWare Server
Posted on 2010-08-25
I'm trying to get VM's to work in vmware server 2, I used to be able to, but this time I just can't get it to work. Here's the setup.
Debian 5.0.5 Lenny 32bit
/etc/network/interfaces contains the following interfaces:
eth0:3 xx.xx.xxx.30 (5 static IP's assigned by the ISP to the dedicated )
They are all assigned netmask 255.255.255.248 and a gateway of xx.xx.xxx.25.
When I set up vmware server 2, I had it bridge with eth0:0. So when I created my VM (Debian 5.0.5) I set it up with the IP of eth0:0, my gateway, and my ISP's name server. VMware Server 2 however constantly says the bridge is disconnected, and the VM can't connect. If I go to the NIC set up for the VM on the VMWare Infrastructure page, and select Connect, it automatically goes back to Disconnected. I've been working on this for days and it's really getting to the point of giving up, I've tried so many things, I don't know what piece I'm missing. I used the patch to allow vssock to build, I wonder if that's the cause. Maybe someone can enlighten me.