hack3rcon
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

What is my VM problem?

Hello,

I set a static IP address for my VM, but my VM has more than one IP address and can't see the local network:

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How can I solve it?

Thank you.

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scott28tt
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Does the VM have multiple virtual NICs?

That 169.254 address is self-assigned when the guest OS is unable to obtain an address from a DHCP server.

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hack3rcon
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

No, it just have one NIC:

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larstr
Champion
Champion

hack3rcon,

Do you have other VMs on the same network running on the same host? Can they talk to each other?

What OS are you using for this VM?

A single nic can be assigned several ip addresses assigned. Vpn software will often add some extra addresses.

What does ipconfig / ifconfig show inside the VM?

Lars

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NathanosBlightc
Commander
Commander

Your VM's IP address is an APIPA (169.254.x.y) and generates by the VM guest OS itself because it cannot obtain any IP address from a DHCP server or you set an invalid manual IP address or even have a conflict with another NIC.

Set a valid and free IP address and check it again

Please mark my comment as the Correct Answer if this solution resolved your problem
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bigvern2
Contributor
Contributor

could be a ghost adapter, we had these issues ages ago,

see below as starting point

VMware Knowledge Base

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