Getting two Linux servers to communicate (PING issues)
Hi all. I'm new to this forum. I have a Linux network configuration question.
I am testing with Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 in a VMWare environment. I've installed two SLES10 servers, named sles1 and sles2. I can't get the two servers to communicate, even a simple ping won't work.
The "Network Adapter" in VMWare is set to "bridged", a setting which has worked fine when installing WinXP in VMWare and connecting to the Internet.
I have configured the Network Settings as follows:
-Statically assigned IP Address
-Subnet: 255.255.255.0 (/24)
-Domain Name: local
-Name server: blank
-Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (= my router connected to the Internet)
SLES2: same as sles1, with IP 192.168.0.22 and Hostname sles2
With these network settings, the two servers seem totally unable to communciate.
-When I ping sles2 from sles1, I always get the error message:
connect: Network is unreachable
-Whatever way I ping, either ping sles2, ping sles2.local, ping 192.168.0.22, whatever, the error message is always the same.
-Even if I ping sles1 from sles1 (= "pinging myself"), I get the same error message.
-Only if I ping localhost, I get a proper ping result.
What did I do wrong? Did I forget to configure something?
Thank you very much for your help!!