VMWARE set up for a domain

jbell72 used Ask the Experts™
I know vmware can be an extension of a network, but can it be its own network with its own domain controller and servers w/o a real network.
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you can set up a virtual switch in vmware that is not physically connected to the network.
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Yep; you can set up an isolated network in the ntwk config area (Configuration -> Networking). You just add another vSwitch, VM Network port, etc. and do NOT assign any phys (host) NICs to the vSwitch.

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You can create "Private" Self Contained Secure Networks inside VMware ESXi

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