Archive for June, 2012
Today I ran into a problem where I wasn’t able to ping a VMWare guest system from my host. The virtual machine was set up under VMware® Workstation 8.0.0 build-471780.
I read in order to resolve this issue I’d have to set the network type of the guest’s network to Bridged: Connected directly to the physical network and I should also tick Replicate physical network connection state because my host system is a laptop.
I then rebooted the guest machine and noticed I still was unable to ping the virtual machine from my host system.
Later I decided to disable the guest system’s Windows Firewall and rebooted it.
After the guest system had rebooted successfully I was finally able to ping the guest. Win!