Wednesday, April 23, 2008

IP with VMWare

Lately I ran into a strange problem.

I switched on my Wireless Network on my laptop only to find out that every time it receives a hostname localdomain
and an IP address of .

Of course I blamed Windows as this is often the problem.
However I found out that the problem is the DHCP Server of the VMWare Server.
This seems to assign DHCP leases not only for the networks towards the Virtual Machines but also to the host as well.

The only remedy is to shutdown the Windows service of the VMWare DHCP Server when requesting a new IP address.

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