Connect to ESX server

Posted on 2010-11-09
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have installed ESX as well as Windows 2008 in the vmware workstation.
The TCP/IP settings are as shown in the snapshots.
Windows 2008 local area connection IP:
but the ping is not successful

any help?
Question by:jskfan
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jakethecatuk earned 200 total points
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have you configured the vmware workstation networking correctly?

can the VM's ping anything at all?

can the VM's see the internet?

can you ping the VM's from your workstation?

have you disabled firewalls on the VM's?

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where do you check it.
after I installed vm workstation, then installed the virtual machines on it,I am not sure how to access the settings of VM workstation.
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bgoering earned 1800 total points
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For each of your VMs right click the tab at the top and select settings. It will open a dialog similar to my screenshot. Make sure both of your VMs are configured on the same network (Bridged, NAT, host only)

Good Luck
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Windows 2008 is NAT
ESX is Bridged

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I can ping now

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