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Isolate your test environment in VM Desktop from the intranet of your company

Due to the increasing number of hosts and devises we are using now in our company, so it’s more easier to cause IP conflict than ever, to avoid affecting the test result, it’s better to separate our network from intranet.

It’s a huge benefit for using the virtual network, on the one hand, it saving the precious IP address, on the other hand, the virtual network is more stable for the intranet, so this makes our test result more reliable! Especially in HA, federation, test automation and so on.

In the following tutorial, we will take a look at how to manage our NAT network:

1. After we finish installing the VM Workstation, we should see two more virtual network interface cards in “Network and Sharing Center”

2. The network structure:

3. So firstly, change the network connection setting of our virtual machine:

4. Secondly, restart network interface card or run “ipconfig /renew” to connect to VMnet08 (here is need to confirm that we get a C class IP address, e.g. 192.168.x.x)

5. Lastly, for testing the connectivity, we can ping each other by the host name, and our machine will send ping packages to the network 10.30.x.x and 192.168.x.x.

6. we need to be sure we are pinging the machine in VMnet 08.

7. If you are unable to connect to the internet, please check the gateway of your VM machine, it should be normally.


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