Contributor
Contributor

Workstation 9 - no "Nat settings button" neither "edit" on Linux host

Hi all, I have a problem as the subject says - it is a bit difficult to evaluate software without any support.

I did not found any answers (ggogle , vmware).

Please help screenshot attached.

host OS = Fedora Core 16

[root@srv2 /]# uname -a

Linux srv2 3.4.11-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Sep 16 13:50:06 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I just need to test port forwarding to a virtual machine behind NAT .. it seems it should run fine on Windows - but no Linux ?

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=101880...

Please help screenshot attached.

5 Replies
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

>>Note: The NAT Settings options are not available for Linux hosts.

Try using bridged mode. I RDP and VNC into VM's running under Linux all the time. I run Ubuntu 11.04.

I do other port forwarding via the router, but that is from the "outside".

If that is not what you are trying to do, perhaps you should explain in more detail.

Lou

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Immortal
Immortal

use the vmnetnat.conf - should be in /etc/vmware ...
restart the service

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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Contributor
Contributor

thanks, I have found

/etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat/nat.conf

and in section

[incomingtcp]
# Use these with care - anyone can enter into your VM through these...
# The format and example are as follows:
#<external port number> = <VM's IP address>:<VM's port number>
#8080 = 172.16.3.128:80
[incomingudp]
# UDP port forwarding example
#6000 = 172.16.3.0:6001

probably things can be set up ...

I will try to investigate further

Enthusiast
Enthusiast

The above reply has wrong information. mmmm90 has correct information below.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Please, if you're going to take the time to respond, at least provide correct and complete information. I.e.

  • Path to nat.conf file (as mmmm90 provided).
  • How to restart the service

I find it pathetic that VMware has not documented and supported the network editor on Linux hosts. Linux is a dramatically more efficient host than Windows.

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