So I'm working with a Windows 7 host and have both Virtualbox 4.0.10 and VMware Workstation 7.1.4 installed. I have been trying to create an IPv6 network that is host only to communicate between the different guests and host.

Anyways, was wondering if anyone has a way to do this, with VMware I haven't been able to find any help and on VirtualBox under the network preferences IPv6 is grayed out for me.

If there is a better solution that someone has for setting up a similar network the main specs are that it must run on my host machine (since I'm limited to my single development machine).


Have you tried to configure a bridged vNIC for your VMs? The VMs will be capable of communicating via IPv6

  • Haven't actually tried this implementation, have you used this and does it seem to scale well? – Mike Jul 13 '11 at 23:27
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    um... yes of course. – Fergus Jul 14 '11 at 3:14
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    Did you try it, weijiajun? – automatthias Mar 11 '12 at 8:41

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