Thanks your great tutorial
I’m planning to design an internal network & the internal network should included a router(s)/firewall created by Linux/FreeBSD.
How can i setup the virtual router that can connect to internet on one interface & the other interface connect to internal network? Also, Can i setup direct connection between two VMs? Just like a ethernet line between them.
Your tutorial is very helpful, but i don’t know is it the missing piece on my situation.
Hi Kevin, Thanks a lot for the encouragement in the first place! It is really good to know that this content is helping someone figure out their frustrations.
Kevin, for your requirement, I think adding a host only or NAT network interface is the answer. if I understand it right, you need
1) internet connection
2) have the ability to talk between your 2 VMs
3) setup a private network between then
For requirements 2) and 3), setting up a private network will work fine.
For requirement 1), either NAT or Host only networking will work, but NAT is the easiest to setup (Let it select an IP using DHCP, unless you are really hell bent upon choosing a static IP). For either NAT or host only networking, please see the other 2 articles on this blog:
# Migrating from vmware to Virtualbox: Making NAT networking type work with SuSE Linux as guest OS and Windows Host
# Virtualbox Case Study: Making host only networking work between two Ubuntu Guest OS (virtual machine) on Windows Vista host
Let me know if this helped you at all. I do not know how to design a router from scratch as such, so please forgive my ignorance.
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I have a problem setting up Ubuntu 7.03 as guest OS in Windows Host. Even the NAT networking is not working for me. Not able to understand where I am going wrong. I tried Internal Networking as per your Tutorial. Still not working. BTW I have only one guest OS. Is there something in Vista stopping me to do so.
Thanks for your tutorial. In your setup you can have two different IPs in the subnet, but for me I can’t have since I have a private internet connection on my host with a static IP. I don’t want internet connection on my VM guest, but only need to and fro ping from guest and host. Could you please advice me how to do this.
I have some sort of problem in the network that was handed to me. This was running before but now, it’s not. The setup is this.
For the Physical Server (Host)
IP Address – 10.60.0.100
GW – 10.60.0.98
SM – 255.255.255.224
IP Address – 10.80.0.194
GW – 10.80.0.193
SM – 255.255.255.224
I can ping the gateway of the guest from the physical server(host) but i can’t ping the IP address of the guest. No internet on guest.
This was working before.What seems to be the problem. Prior to this I upgraded the vmware server from GSX to Vmware server. Will that be a reason why this is not running as before? Can you help me.. please.. thanks.. I’ve been working on this problem for 3 days now and no success..
Al, you are right. By mistake, I have put the same image for the ifconfig output (that of Gutsy) for Gutsy2 as well. The hardware MAC address for eth1/0 should be different and so should be the the IP address for eth1 — it should be 192.168.2.1. The eth0 IP for Gutsy2 would still be 10.0.2.x as it was of NAT type. — Thanks, Gaurav
Hi, i’m interested in create a virtual network using VirtualBox. Host is Win XP SP2.
Guest1: Win XP SP2
Guest2: Win 2003 Server SP1 as a domain controller using LDAP
Guest3: Win 2003 Server SP1 as a database server using SQL 2005 SP2
This for a client server app required to validate user first against LDAP.
given these assumptions, Is it possible to have a virtual network?
would you provide some basics about how to configure this using VBox?
thank you very much for this great tutorial!
i am using it on my project @ OS Admin: samba, nfs, nbd comparisson!
I have win xp as host.. with Virtual Box two Debian guests. This was exactly what i was looking for. The host only networking looks nice too, but i get my IP from dhcp (student campus) and I would have LAN confflict.
all works well now, and the two guests are visible by IP.
indeed, spared me for some hours of searching forums.
all the best! kiri from Romania
Thanks for these great case studies! They were very helpful! Needed to set up a windows server 2003 guest host as the “main server” for a game design company which would act a domain controller and having windows xp pro connect to it and other domain controllers, all very confusing, seeing as I have ubuntu in virtual box already a simple “ping” between the VM’s was used proove i understand classful IP addressing and all manner of things! 🙂
Just wanted to say thanks from Terry in England!
I am beginner and need some help in making inter networking between host and virtual machine.On my machine these software are installed
1. ubuntu 9.04 (Host)
2. virtual Box 3.0.8
3. ubuntu 9.04 (virtual machine)
i have assigned the IP to host eth0 using file /etc/networking/interfaces. while on virtual machine eth0 ip assigned by VirtualBox. i am replacing this IP with same class which assigned host.
The problem is that, when i was send a ping command from host to virtual machine or virtual machine to host , then response is unreached host.
any tutorial or web link that helpful for me.thanks for advanced.
I have seen the same behaviour and this seems to be some sort of a bug. The workaround seems to be to do the reverse ping first and then try the ping you want to do. It seems to work that way. Good luck.
You have just save my time..I have been using VMware and wanted to try out VB. I had same issues where guest os can’t communicate bwt each other. Your tutorial is great and easy to follow. Now my XP guest can talk to my Ubuntu Server guest.
Hi, thanks for your post! I have the same problem about the ping as for dany84. Furthermore ssh from host to guest is not working either but http requests are working!
I wonder why.
host: Windows Vista
guest: ubuntu server with LAMP