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How to set up a virtual network

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Johnd76, May 13, 2010.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    So i have decided to set up a virtual network, give me something to do basicly!

    I have installed server 2003 and vista ultimate, XP pro, windows 7 Ultimate, i want them all to be linked together, where is the best place for information on the best way to go about it?
     
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  2. SimonD

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    What virtualisation software are you using? VMware, VirtualPC\Server or something else?
     
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  3. Johnd76

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    Sorry i should have mentioned that, its Virtual PC
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    load up server 2003 and at the top of the vpc box that lets your server 2003 vhd act as a server and see the other virtual hard drives (can't remember what it is) http://www.goodells.net/virtualpc/vhd.htm
     
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  5. gosh1976

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    I don't remember having to do anything special to virtual PC after installing sever 2008 to allow it to act as a server. Just had to set up active directory and DNS and then added the XP and windows 7 virtual machines to the domain.
     
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    I havent had to apply any additional settings when running server 2003 virtually, just make sure you have give it a good amount of RAM mate
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    you can do it like that but there is an option which does it for you but I can't remember at this present time what its called.
     
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  8. SimonD

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    As long as you have configured the networking correctly (ie bridging the virtual NIC with your Physical NIC) you should be fine.

    If you want to completely isolate the virtual lan you can, just make sure each device has the Private LAN setup and assign them addresses from the same address range, if you do that you 'should' be able to communicate between the VM's and not traverse over to the live network at all.
     
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    How are we all connecting our Virtual Labs to the Internet? Forefront TMG? OpenBSD? and any tutorials around showing how to correctly and best methods of connection a LAB domain to the actual world for updates etc.
     
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  11. Johnd76

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    Thats what i was wondering, i just wanted the Virtual machines to be in this network but didnt know how it would affect the live network
     
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