cannot connect to vmware server from outside host

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cannot connect to vmware server from outside host

Postby ggiunta » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:04 pm

No amount of googling and playing around with .vmx files has proved useful so far to solve my problem. Hence I found my way here...

Vmware server 2.0.2, win vista 32bit SP2 host, linux centos 5.5 32bitguest. Host is a laptop: 1wired nic, 1wifi, bluetooth. Plus a host of stuff added by various vpn clients (openvpn, cisco, aventail).
The goal is to run a vm in bridged mode, and have external clients connect to it via ssh and http (for demos and trainings).

So far:
- I can start the vm, it picks up an IP from the external-world dchp
- from the vm I can connect to the external world, update the OS, etc...
- from the host itself I can connect to the guest via any protocol
- from any other machine on the external network, I cannot connect to the guest (even though ping is sometimes ok)

I suspect the windows firewall on the host to be the cause, so I:
- disabled it
- stopped the firewall service
- stopped the IPSec windows service

I tested setting the ethernet0.connectionType param with no luck, either.

Any suggestion is welcome...

thank
gaetano
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Re: cannot connect to vmware server from outside host

Postby ggiunta » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:09 pm

PS: running a quick wireshark analysis shows that when I try to access the guest's webserver, it is answering back, but the packets never reach the origin of the request - there are two TCP RETRANSMISSION packets in the sniff and then silence
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Re: cannot connect to vmware server from outside host

Postby continuum » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:59 pm

Hi
first thing to check :

did you configure the bridged vmnets correctly ?
As soon as the host has more then one nic - like here - you must disable the "automatic bridging" in vmnetcfg.exe
Can you post a screenshot from vmnetcfg.exe ?

Also some VPN-clients work not nice with vmware_bridge protocol.
Do you have any of those ?

Ulli
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