I am using VMWare Workstation 14.1.8 with two Linux VMs: Red Hat 6 and Red Hat 7. I need them to be able to ping each other across the host machine which is Windows 10. I have them both set up using a custom specific virtual network (VMNet2 (Host Only) in the 192.168.116 range) and the IPs are:
For some reason, RH7 can ping RH6 but RH6 cannot ping RH7. I feel like my VMWare settings are correct and the problem lies in the RH6 network configuration. What steps can I take on the RH6 machine to fix the network configuration so that it pings the RH7 VM? My Linux knowledge isn't the best. I use it for development of a Python app where the GUI lives in RH7 and the back end/server lives on RH6 so I need communication between the two VMs.
This is what happens when I ping from RH7 to RH6 (success):
And this is what happens when I try to ping from RH6 to RH7 (fails):