Getting your VirtualBox VM visible on your LAN

April 23, 2009...... at 1:09 pm | Posted in geek | Leave a comment

One of the developers here at JobCrystal is a windows refugee so rather than throw him in the deep end, we’ve put him on a windows box and put ubuntu in a virtualbox vm. Today’s challenge was making the VM visible on the LAN. Turns out the trick is to bridge the VirtualBox Host-only lan adapter and one of your NICs on the host. In windows select the two network connections you want to bridge and right-click and select bridge.

Then in the network settings of the VM, select Host-only network adapter. We also had issues with the fact that we are using a non standard gateway and everytime we turned on bridging one of our PCs would loose its DNS nameservers, but thats another story.

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