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My virtual machine is invisible...

My virtual machine is invisible...

My virtual machine is invisible...

...to the outside world. And as far as I can tell, this even appears to be normal.

To be concrete, no other machines on my network can ping it.
It can ping everything on the network, and I can ping it from the host machine. The host is running Windows Vista and the virtual machine is running Ubuntu.

I found this link which seems to indicate that this is what happens by default, and indicates a solution. http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_net_nat_externalaccess.html

But this is part of VMware Workstation documentation, and I only have the free VMware Player. I don't appear to have any of the configuration possibilities it discusses.

So my questions:
1) Are all virtual machines really invisible to the outside world if you don't buy VMware Workstation?

2) If not, what can I do so that other machines on my network can see the virtual machine?

Geoff Bache

RE: My virtual machine is invisible...

Firewalls? I don't know because I use ESX and Workstation at work and they all just work.


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RE: My virtual machine is invisible...

It can't be the firewall, because there isn't one :) and in any case the link I gave seems to indicate that this is what happens if you don't manually configure it, even with Workstation.

RE: My virtual machine is invisible...

ESX does have a firewall....

Why don't you try VMWare Server?  It's free, although I do not know whether it will install on Vista?

Read the FAQs for more info:


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