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I'm trying to do some testing of Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 2 Server in a VMWare environment. The host is XP, and the VM software is VMPlayer.

Problem is, I want to be able to see the VM from the network, not just from the host. I can SSH into the VM from the host, but from any other machine on the network I can't even get the VM to respond to a ping.

Going the other way (from the VM out) isn't a problem at all.

The VM software did an 'easy installer' so I'm not really sure what was going on with the networking.


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You have to switch guest OS's network to Bridged mode

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Thank-you. +1 (for the quick response!) – Jamie Apr 19 '10 at 17:48
@Jamie: Glad it helped! – abatishchev Apr 21 '10 at 8:53

Change the NIC type to Bridged

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