Shared Networking (NAT) workaround in Virtual Server 2005


Following the Virtual Server technical overview event I presented in Manchester yesterday evening, I was asked about Shared Networking (NAT) which is present in Virtual PC 2004, but not in Virtual Server 2005 and whether there was a way to provide this through an alternate mechanism. Here’s the answer:

Add a loopback adapter to the host (KB article link) and create a new virtual network under Virtual Server administration bound to the new adapter. You then enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the host NIC connected to the physical network.

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ivan, sent me this question

    Is it possible to have special channel between virtual machines? For example,…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been working today on setting up a Virtual Server configuration for my presentation on Continuous Integration at the next Code Camp. With VPC, it was straightforward to get connectivity between the virtual PC and the host. But, I couldn’t…

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been working today on setting up a Virtual Server configuration for my presentation on Continuous Integration at the next Code Camp. With VPC, it was straightforward to get connectivity between the virtual PC and the host. But, I couldn’t…