iNoMaD
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assigning Host ip's to vm machines

Hi all im really really realy new at this need some help with this bridging network stuff.My box has 64bit xp running WS7.1.It has 5 ip's which i get from my service. im trying to assign 2 of these ip's to my 2 of my virtrual machines. Ive tried bridging but i get nothing but when im set to Nat setting it becomes active but i do not want to use this can some point me in thr right direction thx

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Scissor
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If I understand your question correctly, it sounds like your Internet Provider has given you 5 static IP address. (Your Internet Provider should have also provided you with the correct subnet mask, default gateway, DNS servers, and (optionally) WINS servers.)

To use your allocated IP addresses, you would configure a Guest for bridged networking, and then inside the Guest you would configure the Guest's Network Adapter with one of your static IP addresses and other relevant information (the process for doing so depends on your Guest OS).

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iNoMaD
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hi scissor thx 4 your reply .im not sure bout the guest part.does that mean when i creat a vm its considered the guest ?? and is it in there that i do the ip config ??ill be using the same os that is on host machine

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Scissor
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hi scissor thx 4 your reply .im not sure bout the guest part.does that mean when i creat a vm its considered the guest ?? and is it in there that i do the ip config ??ill be using the same os that is on host machine

Yes you are correct. In VMware terminology:

- Host = Physical Machine that runs VMware Workstation.

- Guest = Virtual Machine

So first you will will to create your Guest, install WindowsXP 64-bit in it, and then install VMware Tools inside your Guest. After this is done, you can then pretend that your Guest is just like a second computer.

To configure a static IP address in Windows XP 64-bit there are several tutorials out there. Here are a few I found off a Google search:

- http://www.netwood.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47:configuring-static-ip-address...

- http://www.hotcomm.com/FAQ/FAQ_staticIPXP.asp

- http://portforward.com/networking/static-xp.htm

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iNoMaD
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thx scissor,it worked but i had to remove the ip from the host because i was getting duplicate ip stuff.but 1 thing that is weird is that ive set up ther vnc account but when i try to us the assigned ip it won't connect but when i use 1 of the other host ips it lets me connect.im sure thats not right anys ideas ???

Thx

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