I have a Linux VM running on Workstation 9 on my Windows 7 laptop.
I am also using a VPN to access my work network.
my lap top has this network info:
Thank you for the reply I do not think there is a firewall issue since I can ping from the VM to the laptop, but I did turn off my laptop's security software and I still cannot ping from the laptop to the VM. Do you know how I should confirm that there are no firewall issues?
I am pretty certain that there is no firewall running on my guest OS (the linux vm running in workstation 9). Running iptables -L shows no rules and I was able to connect/ping/ssh to the VM yesterday when I was directly connected to my employer's network. Today I am having to use a VPN. I could probably make it work by "restoring defaults" in the Virtual Network Editor, but I was hoping to avoid doing that since I have to shutdown the VM.
Sorry, I think I missed the VPN connection. Depending on the VPN client you use, you may need to configure an exception or a route in the VPN client to be able to directly access the guest.
Thanks everyone for your replies
I am not sure how I could do that ("configure an exception or a route in the VPN client") but I did just bite the bullet and hit the "Restore Defaults" button in the virtual network editor and now I am able to ping my VM and ssh to it, but the IP address of the VM has changed. I was hoping to avoid the IP address change as I now have to go update some of files.
So there was no firewall issue and I didn't need to make any config changes to my VPN.
What I had to do was use the reinstall the network component of VM workstation 9 by
clicking "restore default" button in the virt. net. editor, but this causes a IP address
change on my VM.
How could I have avoided doing the "restore defaults" and IP address change?