At one site where I work we have private IP addressing i.e. 10.x.x.x. While connected to the LAN there, I connect to a VCenter by changing my laptop's Primary/Secondary DNS settings to 10.x.x.21 and 10.x.x.22. This gets me access to the VCenter and all the hosts and guests in there.
From home I dial into a VPN. If I leave my DNS with the 10. prefix I can't connect to the net, so I need to change to pick up one automatically from my router. This obviously leaves my DNS with a 192.168 prefix.
Now, once dialled into the VPN I can contact VCenter and power up/down machines but I can't access their console. I get the error: unable to connect to the mks. failed to connect to server
Does anyone know a way around this? It would solve me the world of pain.