VMware Server as a hypervisor type 2 product offers a number of extra features that are basically a mix of the features that ESXi and VMware Player offer. Here’s a list of features that are mutually exclusive. You can run your VM’s headless, without having to log in and you can autostart selected VM’s on boot 2.
You can remotely manage your VM’s from a web interface (fat ESX) 3.
This blog has a nice explanation on these three settings if you want to get more details.
In most of cases, I use NAT for networking because the virtual machine can have Internet access which allows me to install additional software as needed.
By default, VMware Player uses DHCP to dynamically assign IP address while using NAT.
So you cannot guarantee to get same IP address after each rebooting.$ sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them.
I also chatted with VMware support and they confirmed that this is an issue and that they are working on getting a fix out as soon as possible. One last thing, ensure you have a backup of the appliance before the change.
Forbes Guthrie is an infrastructure architect who specializes in virtualization.
Forbes is the lead author of the first (v Sphere 4) and second (v Sphere 5) edition of the acclaimed VMware v Sphere Design book.
If you run VMware Player, you would have 3 networking options for virtual machines running there: Bridged, NAT, Host-Only.
In the latest 5.0.1, I also found a new one: LAN Segment.
In my case, I am running v CSA 188.8.131.5201 Build 1476389 and when I tried to update the v CSA to 184.108.40.20600 Build 1623101 (Update 1) – using the built in update feature, I received the following error If you think your stuck, well your not!
One way to get around this issue is to do the following.
He also contributes to Scott Lowe’s Mastering VMware v Sphere 5 book series.