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Old 08-12-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Access Linux VM Ware Install from Windows

Hey guys, I'm familiar with basic Linux concepts, but I'm running into an issue I can't figure out.

I'm running Red Hat Enterprise 5 on a VM Ware install on my laptop. The problem is that the only way I can access the Linux server is to open the VM Console through IE and determine what the current eth0 IP is and use that to SSH with Putty. I realize that if SSH was my only concern, I could just use the Terminal app.

The problem is that I set this up to do Web Dev testing to match the environments at work, so I need to be able to access via Zend, DreamWeaver, etc. Whenever I take my laptop to a different place, the eth0 changes IP Addresses.

I've set up a static IP on the Linux Share, but Windows still can't talk to the Linux side.

What am I missing?
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Exactly which version of VMware are you using? Seems you may be better off running vmplayer?

Basically all vm's have three ways to connect a nic. NAT, bridged and local are common ways. We'd have to at least know that maybe, unless I don't get the question.
Old 08-12-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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I've got VM running bridged, and it appears that eth0 runs through a virtual adapter on my laptop.

What I'm effectively wanting to do is set the Linux side up with a static IP, and then route it to where I can access the Linux side through the IP that the Windows virtual adapter uses, because that is set statically as well.

So if I have Windows adapter as and the Linux as I want to be able to SSH to and access the Linux OS.


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