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Old 08-05-2005, 04:11 AM   #1
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VMware network sharing

Hello all,

I'm trying to setup Red Hat 9.0 as a guest system using Vmware. I'm not able to get the network ( internet sharing ) The host system is windows 2003 Server.

How do i need to configure the network adapter in Red Hat when working in bridged mode. Does Red hat needs to see the VMWARE adapaters ?

I have installed two nic's. 1 attached to a cable modem ( DHCP ) and one connected to the LAN side of the server. The LAN side's ip address is provided by DHCP.
So i assume the adapter in my Linux guest uses DHCP also ( ? ). I'm a bit confused about how to handle the network configuration in the guest system.

On startup, red hat says the cable is disconnect. I found something in their knowledge base about that, but that doesn't solve my problem.

all help welcome !

Old 08-05-2005, 04:27 AM   #2
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Have you installed the VMWare Tools on the guest?

You should contact VMWare support if you have any problems.
Old 08-05-2005, 05:04 AM   #3
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I've had the same problem when using Fedora Core 2 as a guest system.
This is basically what i did:

1. In Windows disable one of the NICs, don't remember wich one, but i think it was the one with NAT. Also disable DHCP
2. Share the real Local area connection, so the virtual adapter that was left enabled automatically gets the IP
3. In the host system, set a static IP (, with as the gateway and as subnet mask)

That did it for me. Hope it helps.

Also, yes, RH must see the Virtual adapters

Last edited by nakedape; 08-05-2005 at 05:06 AM.
Old 08-09-2005, 07:42 AM   #4
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The guest system only sees an ETH0 device which is the adapter for my internet connection ( usually DHCP/ Cable modem ). Red hat doesn't see the virtual adapters. I'll try to reinstall the Vmwaretools again this evening. I didn't saw anything happen when i tried to install the vmware tools . ( is a shell enough or do i have to boot in a different runlevel ? )
Old 08-11-2005, 05:30 AM   #5
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