Running virtual image on VMware workstation

I have a server that I am running on my laptop(virtual). I want to be able to connect to this image from my physical laptop.

How can I configure to allow my physical device to see the virtual image. I have tried setting up a bridge etc. Do I need to setup static up address on both or a virtual switch?

Looking for easiest way.


Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

The question is vague. What is on the VM that the actual physical computer that its running need to see? Have you tried sharing the drive (everyone-read access) out?

Are you trying to copy information from the VM to the physical?

I'm having trouble understanding the issue.
ross13Author Commented:
It's a server running 2012. It has sql server running on it and an ERP application.

I managed to do this years ago  to setup environment on my laptop. Looking to have the server running as virtual server on laptop so that I can write client code on my laptop using visual studio.

Reason for doing this is I fly between UK, Canada, us and Mexico and want environment setup so I can work when flying when doing development work.
try assigning the VM to be on the same subnet as the laptop. I had VMWKS at one time, but no longer have it installed (space constraints).

ex. VM

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.