go to the image and get a dos prompt and type ipconfig
it will show the current address
if this is dhcp it could change in the future
Thanks Bluecollarit, it is DHCP. Do you have any idea how to get the IP?
Well he just told you for a windows system.
For Linux it is ifconfig in command line.
If not then go to www.whatismyip.com in the VM and it will tell you your real IP.
Microsoft Windows \[Version 5.2.3790]
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C:\Documents and Settings\walked1>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : corp.emc.com
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.122
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
C:\Documents and Settings\walked1>
the above is output from ipconfig command
you will have to be using a dos prompt on the image
Use the host name in RDP. Or ping the host name and it should resolve to the IP.
I think you are all missing the point... If one had access to the machine to do an ipconfig or visit a web site (which will only show you your public IP address anyway, which, unless the machine is bridged direct to an internet connection, won't be its IP), then he wouldn't need to know how to find out the IP address so he could use an RDP connection.
As for pinging the hostname, or using its hostname in RDP, that will only work if the network and machine is correctly set up to register its hostname in DNS. In my opinion, you can't count on that.
Perhaps a more helpful answer would be to go examine the VMWare DHCPd leases file - on Linux, you find it in /etc/vmware/INTERFACE/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases (where INTERFACE is probably VMNet2 or VMNet8.
If its a bridged network, and one is getting the IP address from an external DHCP server, then examining that server is what you need to do. Of course, that may be harder due to the wide variety of DHCP Servers out there.
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http://www.no-ip.com/downloads.php # Linux/Mac/Win support
--If VM is connected to Internet, you can set it to update its public DNS ~every 14 min or so.
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