I have WS 2008 installed as a guest under VMWare workstation 6.5. Networking is set to bridged and all firewalls are off. I am seeing some very weird problems with the network (mainly evidenced through ping).
Here is the network setup:
Host pc "Boris" 192.168.0.2 (static ip)
Guest (virtual) pc "Boris-ws2008" 192.168.0.72 (dynamic ip assigned by router)
Both pc's have their gateway set to 192.168.0.1 (NetGear router) and everything is on the same subnet. The router lists both "Boris" and "Boris-ws2008" correctly in the routing table, and all pc's concerned can ping the router and access the internet with no trouble.
From the guest "Boris-ws2008" I cannot ping the host pc "Boris" either by name or ip, getting the following error:
Pinging 192.168.0.2 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.0.72: Destination host unreachable.
From the host "Boris" I can ping "Boris-ws2008" by ip, but not by name, getting the following error:
Ping request could not find host boris-ws2008.
The Really Weird Bit: The strange thing is that from another computer on the network I can successfully ping and Remote Desktop with no bother to "Boris-ws2008" WTF!?