I would like ask, since I'm pretty unfamiliar with the VMware Player 5. I just injected a virtual machine (.vmdk), with Debian 7 & NGINX, PHP and fastCGI running on it. I want to test out some websites, etc on this virtual server. Currently I have it bridged to the host, and my question is how can I access pages served by this virtual web server on the host (Win7)?
I think the main problem is that I don't know VMware works. Is there any settings, config which I missed?
Thanks in advance.
PS: at the moment of screenshot ETH was turned of, due to I know know, NAT or bridges is the proper solution.
Best Answer ichi , 26 February 2014 - 10:31
Ah, so bridged is the answer. But sadly my network does not allow bridged VM-s, so this not possible. Sadly, while I messed around yesterday I somehow figured this out, coz with bridged I get dropped from my network.
BTW - I'm not using VMware Player that often to be honest, so yeah, installed it more then 1 years ago, then 5 was the newest version, and since the update function is blocked by my proxy service. But to be asking the right questions: Is 6 better then 5?
If you can't use bridged (or even NAT) and also you only need to access the VM from the host machine, then setting it as host-only will do. You'll be able to connect to the VM through the private network.
VMware Player 6 is obviously better... it has a "6" on the box well it actually has better support for newer OS versions and hardware, and some extra features and performance improvements.
You might not notice any of that but it certainly isn't worse than 5 anyway, and being free it doesn't hurt to upgrade.Go to the full post