VMWARE workstation 9 - Isoloated LAB for domain Controller/exchange

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by tinglingtoes, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. tinglingtoes

    tinglingtoes MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I am very new to vmware workstation and was wondering if the following is possible.

    I have desktop that is connected to a domain; and have VMware Workstation 9 installed on my desktop. (no vms at this stage)

    Requirement.
    Setup an isolated VMnetwork in vmware workstation 9, where i can create the following VMs to do some LAB testing.

    DC1 - Windows 2008 R2 domain controller
    EX1 - Windows 2008 R2 Exchange 2010

    This VMNetwork needs to completely isolated, so it won't conflict or talk to our prod Domain Controller or prod exchange server. (so i'm trying to setup a DC and EX that is similar to production on my desktop, so I can have a play)

    i hope this is possible, and if someone help me out with the steps on creating this network so I can install the VMS.

    Thanks in Advance. :rolleyes:
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Just disconnect the host containing the VMs from network.
     
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  3. tinglingtoes

    tinglingtoes MDL Novice

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    Thanks very much..
    How do you disconnect the host?
     
  4. tinglingtoes

    tinglingtoes MDL Novice

    Mar 21, 2013
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    So does this network that i have created look ok?

    vmnetworkislotaed.JPG

    1. Created a custom network
    2. Host Only
    3. Unchecked "connect a host virtual adapter to this network
    4. give it some ips

    Does it look like i have it right, so i can now go ahead an lab a domain controller up on VMNet9 and it wont affect prod stuff?

    thanks very much in advance.:)
     
  5. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    #6 rrohela, Mar 21, 2013
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    Why to create another? VMnet1(Host only) is already there.... still your decision...

    And select that custom network under VM network settings...
     
  6. devicemanager

    devicemanager MDL Novice

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    If the vm network adapter are bridged just create a new ip subnet for your vm's and you should be able to keep them seperate from the current lan. Getting internet on them may be a little tricky but can be done.
     
  7. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    create a privat network adapter and use NAT, so will be just internal network so the DC and EX will see each others,