VMware Server Nat works Bridge Fails
Posted on 2011-03-17
I have set up a VM image of Ubuntu 10.10 on VMware Server 2 with the host being a 64bit Windows 2003 Server. This image works perfectly in Bridged mode, DHCP is set to automatic. The host machine is also working in DHCP mode and has 2 network adapters.
I have transferred the Ubuntu image to a different server on a different network. The server is set up practicably the same as the old host, a 64bit Windows 2003 Server running VMware Server 2 with 2 network cards, with an assigned IP it does not use DHCP.
My issue is getting the VM Ubuntu to access the new network on the new server. NAT works fine giving me internet access but i need to run in bridged mode. DHCP is not working it does not find the DHCP server, can not ping it. Setting the IP manually (using the same setting as the host machine, with a reserved IP) still fails to connect the VM Ubuntu to the network.
I believe this is a host issue not a VM image issue, because i know this image works just fine. Any ideas to what is causing the problem?
My main goal is to just be able to ping the host from the Vm image. Right now i cant ping between the two using IPs so this is not DNS issue or Gateway issue.