VMware on a different network then the host

Is it possible to have a VMware Vm machine on a different network then the host meaning to a different router (with a different external IP). for example having a wireless card on the host that will not be used by the host and configure the VM machine only to use it.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's very simple.

however the wireless card may be a non starter.

just have a look at vSwitches...

see my EE Article

Part 14: HOW TO: Configure basic networking on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is it possible to have a VMware Vm machine on a different network then the host meaning to a different router (with a different external IP). for example having a wireless card on the host that will not be used by the host and configure the VM machine only to use it.

Yes.

You would create a new vSwitch, with different network interface uplinks connected to that different network.

and would leave the existing default first vSwitch with the management interface connected to a different network.

We have many VMs, on many different networks, whilst the host is on a secure management network.
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rindiCommented:
If you are using ESXi as host, you might get problems configuring the WLAN NIC though, as they often won't be supported.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
All certified hardware is listed on the HCL

Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
What I have difficult to understand how will the host manage two NIC cards each connected to a different network.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It does not really manage them!

and the vSwitch you set up, is passthrough, it's the VMs which have the IP Address.

ESXi does not have an IP Address.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I'm not so familiar with VMware. Do not planning to get a expert in it. Seems to be complicated. Ill look around to see if it can be done at the host level or in hyper V. If not I'll continue with VMWARE
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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