Linux in VM using seperate NIC

mackel beastmackel beast Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
Is it possible to have a PC with 2 nics, have system booting XP and a Virtual machine running a Linux install and have the Linux install to run on a different network card than the XP install?

Basically have:

system booting XP running on built in NIC on mainboard
seperate PCI NIC installed in machine
Slackware, CentOS or Ubuntu running in a virtual machine

now set the Linux install to run out of the virtual machine to the PCI network card.


  • MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    If you are running your VM server in the XP environment you can assign that linux virtual machine a different physical NIC.
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  • netstatnetstat Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    You can do the same even under linux. I use Ubuntu Server as Host OS and installed Vmware GSX server on the Linux host. Running 2 Vmware machines each having a separte nic. One nic i left as Management, from which i can manage the Linux Ubuntu resources via the Vmware Server Console.
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