How to setup network using VMware workstation 7

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I am using Workstation 7 and have three VMs running, ESXi 5.0, server 2003(32 bit) and server 2008 (64 bit  eval version). Server 2003 is the domain cont and trying to make server 2008 a domain member,Buy I can not join domain and it's keep telling me that DOMAIN can not be found , I am new to VMWare and don't know how to setup virtual network using WS 7
This is just my personal home network and trying to learn Sphare 5 and stuck on to the first step setting up network.
Attached are the ip config of both VMs
ipserv2008.txt
ipserver2003.txt
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Did you assign your VM's a static IP address and ensure that they are in the same IP range?
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Make sure ALL Virtual Machines are using BRIDGED MODE, for Network Interface in the VM Settings. not NAT.

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the MS hosts need to have the NIC configured on the same virtual switch / VLAN
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under the VM settings in workstation what is your network Adapter set to.. bridged? NAT? host-only? you can get to this by right clicking on the VM and goto settings. are you able to ping the IP from the 2008 server? Best thing is to start with the basics then work your way up. So make sure the 2008 server can see the DC. You can also browse the network and your domain should show up. If it isn't make sure that there was no problems during DCPromo on the 2003 server.

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OK following are the answeres  of all of your Questions


What is your network Adapter set to?: NAT
From server 2008(192.168.1.18) I can ping to ESXi (x.x.x.17) but can’t ping Domain. (192.168.1.12)

From Server 2003 (Domain Cont) 192.168.1.12I can pig  to ESXi (x.x.x.17) but cant ping server2008. (192.168.1.18)
PLEASE SEE MY ATACHED I SEND EARLIER
How can I make sure that there were no problems during DCPromo on the 2003 server?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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do not use NAT, set ALL to BRIDGED.

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hanccocka, selecting BRIDGE should I check "Replicat physica network connections ?

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After selecting bridge VMs lost ip addresse
i do not have replicate physical connections checked on mine

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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no need to replicate physical environment
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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in bridged mode VMs should obtain IP addresses from Local LAN DHCP server
You should see your domain in Active Directory Domains And Trusts. But if your are not able to ping it then this is a network issue not a DC issue. Are the NIc's on a Vlan that would segment them? your subnet and gateway should work so i don't see any issues with that.

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mateojaime07, not sure what  you are asking this is a home network and I installed AD on WS 7 server 2003
I believe it is under Lan Segments if for any reason 1 vm is using a different VLan then the other then there would need to be a route to it or they both would need to be on the same VLan. Typically on an in home setting noone uses VLan but i thought i would ask because it seems like there is one or something like it. Your subnet shows that you should be able to talk to each other. Try doing a tracert to see where the packet is getting hung up. It may be able to get to the other VM but not be able to find it's way back causing your ping to fail. you may have to look at your routing table as well to ensure there is nothing in there that would redirect it.

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attached is the dcdiag which gives me the details of the  problem while I am trying to connect Domain, it causing by DNS ???
Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications Specialist

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This will tell you how to create VLans for your situation and make your VM faster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5E0mtV1X5s

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Well this video doesn't ahve voice so didn't help much
but I finally found the problem and resolved it
It was incorrect  IP add of the DNS

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