Mac OS X and Parallels - Possible to "see" IIS from the Mac machine?

I'm creating web-based app with an Windows/IIS/SQL Server/ASP.NET (WISA) backend and a Java-based framework (Ember.js) on the front end. I'd love the get the WISA development backend going on my Windows/Parallels VM and then develop the HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Ember.js client in OS X where I'm comfortable. Is it possible to get my Windows/Parallels VM to present a "virtual NIC" to OS X? The screenshot below shows loam (the name of my Windows VM in Finder on my Mac.)

VM Windows Machine from OS X (Finder)
jdanaAsked:
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
I'm not sure I understand your question... Do you want to be able to reach your Windows machine via network on your MAC? Or?

If you can find your Windows machine's IP address you should normally be able to ping it, see if it replies ...
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jdanaAuthor Commented:
I tried the ping. No luck...

Hopefully this image will help. The objective - Make it all happen on my Mac. The challenge - The Parallels/Windows VM needs to "appear" to be a remote machine to OS X with it's own NIC and IP Address.

Development Environment
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Usually I use VMware Fusion so might be a little different, normally you have 2 choices (more, but for simplicity lets say 2), either the Windows VM is on the same network as your Mac, or it is on a separate (NAT'ted) network and has another ip-address range than your Mac.

First make sure all firewalls are disabled on your Windows VM, next try the ping again, if it still not works show us the ipconfig result on Windows and the one from your Mac (ifconfig).
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jdanaAuthor Commented:
spravtek - You are the man! I ran ipconfig in the Windows environment, temporarily dropped the firewall, fired up a site in IIS, and plugged the virtual IP from the windows VM into Chrome on the Mac (with the correct port number appended). This is the result. Thank you! this is going to make development MUCH easier.

Image from Chrome on Mac
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jdanaAuthor Commented:
Fantastic!
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Great, if it's purely a development environment not directly connected to the outside you can leave the firewall disabled on the Windows VM...
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