you could also change the VM machine configuration to set the (virtual) network interface in bridge mode. You do that from vmware control panel. Next you configure the static ip address inside RHEL.
If you have more than one, you can bridge the guest interface to a different physical interface than the host (say eth1) and possibly have different network addresses to route packets to.
Last edited by hopbyhop; 11-07-2008 at 04:42 AM.