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  1. #1
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    Hardy VMWare Server Network Connection

    I successfully installed XP Pro as a guest OS on Ubuntu 8.04.1 using VMWare Server 1.0.6, yet I cannot connect to the internet using the bridged network.
    • During intallation, the terminal correctly returned ". vmnet0 is bridged to eth0"
    • the network adapter in virtual machine settings is set to bridged
    • my host os connectivity is fine


    Output from ifconfig is:
    ~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:d3:a6:d6:8b
    inet addr:76.105.183.226 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.248.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::213:d3ff:fea6:d68b/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:145865 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:98463 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:109959559 (104.8 MB) TX bytes:72502700 (69.1 MB)
    Interrupt:19 Base address:0x2000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:13537 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:13537 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:17825644 (16.9 MB) TX bytes:17825644 (16.9 MB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:db:0b:24:5f
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-19-DB-0B-24-5F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    I do not see any vmnet adapters listed, and this worries me. Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions?
    --with respect, always--

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    Re: Hardy VMWare Server Network Connection

    I used to use VMWare until I found VirtualBox...I much recommend it over VMWare.

    You can get the DEB here:
    https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP...-F@CDS-CDS_SMI

    (This isn't the opensource version, but it's still free, and supports USB and virtual SATA drives.)

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    Re: Hardy VMWare Server Network Connection

    jimv -- i have tried virtualbox also, briefly, after no success with vmware on gutsy, but aborted an install as it appeared to hang/fail, and consequently corrupted the data partition i had installed the virtual machine to!

    anyway, i reconfigured vmware network setup to include nat and host only. i can connect with the nat adapter. my next bit of work is to install sonicwall vpn on the xp pro guest and connect to my office network. previously i could not acquire an ip address.

    i am curious to know what you feel the advantages of virtualbox are, or in general why you prefer it? i have read many posts/articles on comparisons of the two.

    -thanks
    --with respect, always--

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    Re: Hardy VMWare Server Network Connection

    It's more just that VirtualBox feels more user friendly than VMWare, and it takes less HD space.

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    Re: Hardy VMWare Server Network Connection

    right on. well, i can't get my vpn to acquire an ip address yet, so maybe i'll give virtual box a try.
    --with respect, always--

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    Re: Hardy VMWare Server Network Connection

    I am using VMware AMD PCnet adapter in NAT mode -- that is the only way I can get internet connectivity, but I cannot acquire an ip address with Sonicwall VPN. Any solutions?

    output from ifconfig:

    ~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:d3:a6:d6:8b
    inet addr:76.105.183.226 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.248.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::213:d3ff:fea6:d68b/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:164849 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:49300 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:108610118 (103.5 MB) TX bytes:6163998 (5.8 MB)
    Interrupt:19 Base address:0x2000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:2326 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2326 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:112856 (110.2 KB) TX bytes:112856 (110.2 KB)

    vmnet1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:c0:00:01
    inet addr:192.168.152.1 Bcast:192.168.152.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fec0:1/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:70 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:49 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    vmnet8 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:c0:00:08
    inet addr:172.16.14.1 Bcast:172.16.14.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fec0:8/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:807 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:db:0b:24:5f
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-19-DB-0B-24-5F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


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    Re: Hardy VMWare Server Network Connection

    jimv -- I decided to give Virtualbox a try. After using both VMware and Virtualbox, I have to say I agree with you on the feel of Vbox's interface. I did have the same difficulty with networking Vbox though -- it defaults to NAT networking, and that did not allow for acquiring a DHCP lease using my Sonicwall VPN client. I tried multiple configurations to manually create a bridged network using Host Only adapter in Vbox, but to no success. In the end, it amounted to checking the box next to Enable NAT Traversal in the Advanced settings of the VPN menu in Sonicwall's web administration page!

    I am assuming this will work with VMware also, using NAT mode for the adapter (virtual adapter vmnet8). I will test this to be sure.
    --with respect, always--

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