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I had specified Host-only network and disabled the dhcp server that comes with the Host-only network.

I had setup the following network config,

vm1 ip address: netmask: no default gateway

vm2 ip address: netmask: no default gateway

From VMware workstation documentation, my Host-only network is set to

With the above, I tried to ping between each VMs but can't.

Appreciate any advice, thanks.

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Host-only network will not work, because this means you can only ping yourself.

What you can do is create a new VMnet and put both VM's in that VMnet. In this way you should be able to let them ping eachother

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when you use host only option it means the VM can only ping the host machine and not other vm if you want it to ping each other you need to change the settings

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