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I am using Vmware fusion in the LAB (on MAC computer connected to internet).
By default the VMs I have created so far got automatic IP address in the subnet 172.16.27.0

I have Ubuntu server VM, that I want to install DHCP on and configure it to hand out IP addresses in the scope of 192.168.1.0

I wonder how can I carry out this task.

Any help will be cry much appreciated.

Thank you
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Question by:jskfan
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1. Disable the DHCP servie from VMware network settings.
2. Configure DHCP server on ubuntu
3. Use it in your network.

TY/SA
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Why not change the range of DHCP in fusion itself to hand out 192 series IP's?
Check this blog post
http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-server-workstation-player-articles/general/understanding-vmware-fusion-networks.html
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Abhilash Hb

I do not want vmware fusion to hand out IP address. this is a Lab I want to  test Ubuntu DHCP server, handing out IPs to Linux and windows computers
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Sandy,

how do you do this in Vmware Fusion:

1. Disable the DHCP servie from VMware network settings.
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My MAC has IP 192.168.1.2, when I installed Vmware Fusion, then Virtual machines they got the IP in the range of 172.16.27.0

I am not sure why this happened, why Vmware fusion did not put the VMs in 192.168.1.0 Network
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I set up DHCP on ubuntu to hand out IPs in from the subnet 172.16.27.0
and configured VM (windows 7) to get IP automatically, and set up the network adapter as shown in the screenshot below. However I a getting IP 192.168.46.128 on windows 7

mac
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Ifconfig on my MAC is showing the following

192:~ test$ ifconfig
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
	options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
	inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 
	inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 
	inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 
gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
	ether 14:10:9f:d5:46:c7 
	inet6 fe80::1610:9fff:fed5:46c7%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4 
	inet 192.168.1.2 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
	media: autoselect
	status: active
p2p0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 2304
	ether 06:10:9f:d5:46:c7 
	media: autoselect
	status: inactive
vmnet1: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
	ether 00:50:56:c0:00:01 
	inet 192.168.46.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.46.255
vmnet8: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
	ether 00:50:56:c0:00:08 
	inet 172.16.27.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 172.16.27.255
192:~ test$ 

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by:jskfan
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Ubuntu DHCP is configured this way:
dhcp
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by:jskfan
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Ubuntu DHCP interface is configuring this way:
interface
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The link does not apply to my case…I am using vmware fusion…and Windows 7
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AS you can see through snapshots, the IP s are handed out either through Vmware fusion DHCP 172.16.27.0  or if I disable it , the IPs will be handed out through DHCP of the wireless card 192.168.1.0
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try to apply it.. i guess it will work

TY/SA
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Unfortunately it did not work
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I tried all option of Windows 7 Network Adapter as shown in the screenshot above.

for Vmware Fusion Network Options, as shown in the screenshot below, I cannot change anything even when I enter Admin password (as you see the padlock is unlocked)
fusion
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disabling dhcp will not be visible under the vm properties... Its a option which comes under Vmware Fusion Preference settings.

TY/SA
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<<<disabling dhcp will not be visible under the vm properties... Its a option which comes under Vmware Fusion Preference settings.>>>

the above snapshot is taken from Vmware Fusion Preferences settings
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by:jskfan
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here is the way I configured it and it started working:

On vmware fusion preference:
fusion
then on each ubuntu server:
ubuntu
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Perfect.. thanks for sharing

TY/SA
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Thank you Guys!
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