I've got a Windows 2012 Standard Server that's running a VMWare Workstation and on the Virtual Machine is a Cent OS 4.8 Server (Has to be 4.8 so don't ask me to update that.). I need to forward ports from the internet through our router and into the Cent OS 4.8 Server. I know I'm doing something wrong with the virtual NICs and the actual setup of the CentOS networking. I'm a total Linux rookie, so please be specific in any responses.
I have the VM Ware Workstation NIC setup for "Host-only: A private network shared with the host". Should I be using one of the virtual network adapters that show up in Server 2012 (VMware Network Adapter VMnet1 and VMware Network Adapter VMnet8)?
Any help would be much appreciated. The Cent OS server can get to the internet, but I can't get traffic to it.