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VMPlayer - Can I access a web server from the host

Mike McCracken
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I have a VM running in VM Workstation 12 Player .  I want to access the web server from the host laptop.

I have tried using the Server name and what I believe is the IP address.  I get the Can't find the address error.

The VM is setup to use NAT to share the Ethernet connection from the host.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You can access the virtual machine Web Server from the host, using Bridged Mode, NAT or Host Only networking.

So what networking suits your networking, if you set to Bridged Mode, the Virtual Machine if set top DHCP will obtain an IP Address, which is in the same network as your Host.

Like with accessing any web server, if you do not know the IP Address, you are trying to find a needle in a haystack.

I would log onto your VM, and confirm it's IP Address.
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The VM is setup in NAT mode.

I have the VM open and used the IP address I found through IPCONFIG.  I assume that is the correct IP Address.

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What is the IP Address of the VM ?

What NAT range are you using ?

Can you ping the IP Address from the Host ?
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What is the IP Address of the VM ?
    192.168.135.135

What NAT range are you using ?
  I don't know.  Where do I find it?

Can you ping the IP Address from the Host ?
    Yes
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I am using Edge.  Just tried in IE 11 and it opened right away
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Must be though Edge works with our other real servers for the same task.

Thanks for the help

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