vmware fusion host ip address or name

Posted on 2011-10-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I have VMware Fusion 4.0 running Windows 7x64 Boot Camp hosted on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Network is "Bridged" mode. Can ping host OS if I know its IP address but its IP address is assigned by DHCP and therefore changes. Is there a name I can use in VMware that will resolve to the IP address of the host OS? What I need is something like this:

ping vmware-host
  ... pinging ...

Question by:pdegregorio
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    Accepted Solution

    have you tried using the name of the host?

    Author Comment

    Ah, that's it ... somehow my computer name went from OrignalName to OriginalName-2 ...
    So in VMware fusion
    ping originalname-2
    ping originalname-2.local
      doesn't work (not that this matters ... I just expected it to because host is a Mac)
    Anyway, thanks for the quick answer!

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks ... your answer very quickly led to the solution (my Mac's network name had changed somehow and using the new name works in the VMware client).

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