groberts1980
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Help Getting Two Linux VMs to Ping Each Other Across Host (Win10) Machine

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:

RH6: 192.168.116.128

RH7: 192.168.116.129

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):

RH7 pings RH6.png

And this is what happens when I try to ping from RH6 to RH7 (fails):

RH6 pings RH7 fails.png

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vonrufus
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Have you considered a corrupt file in the RHEL distro?  Have you deleted and recreated the failed RHEL installation and see if that resolved it?

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