How to make the VMware Lan Segment Configuration? If you don’t, don’t worry! Because I am going to tell you in this article. Now, there is no this option in the Virtual Network Editor interface coming with the VMware Workstation program.VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

VMware Lan Segment Configuration

VMware Lan Segment Configuration

The VMware Lan Segment structure, in the VMware Workstation 8 and previous versions, it was called as Team structure. With Lan Segment, the user can create an almost unlimited number of private LANs. The VMware Lan Segment connection can’t use the DHCP in contrast the VMware Bridged Network, NAT Network and Host-Only Network structures. A virtual machine included into Lan Segment, firstly it takes the Ip address from 169.254.0.0/16 Ip block.

In the VMware Lan Segment connection, we can change the Ip addresses of the APIPA that took from the system of the virtual machines.

The 169.254.0.0/16 Ip block that is the Microsoft term, it’s called as the APIPA (Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing). As answer to the question “What is APIPA ?”, when any host doesn’t take the Ip address from its DHCP server on the network platform, it’s called as APIPA to the Ip address that is given automatically given by the system.

Configuring VMware Lan Segment

After giving information about the subject, let’s do it the settings of the virtual machines. And then, let’s test it whether communicates them. I have two virtual machines called the client1 and client2 installed on the VMware Workstation 12. Firstly, we must create a Lan Segment.

To create the Lan Segment, click on the Network Adapter setting on the client1 virtual machine. In the opened window, after clicking on the Network Adapter, click on the Lan Segments checkbox under of the Lan Segment option from the Network Connection shown in the right section.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

Then, click on the LAN Segments button.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

Click on the Add button in the Global LAN Segments window.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

Lan Segment 1 will be created. I changed its name as Local. Go on by clicking the OK button.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

Click on the down arrow next to Lan Segment. And then, select the Local group name that you gave its name in the opened window.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

After we created the Lan Segment, click on the OK button.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

The client1 virtual machine is a member to the LAN Segment as follows.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

You no need to create a new LAN Segment for the client2 virtual machine. The Local Group automatically will be defined on the VMware Workstation. Purely and simply, by clicking the down arrow on the LAN Segment from Network Connection options for the client2 virtual machine, you can include to the Local Group the client2 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Connection Test

After creating the VMware LAN Segment, let’s run the client1 and client2 virtual machines. After the virtual machines are turned on, it’s as the following in the figure the Ip address it took off the client1 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

It’s as the following the Ip address it took the client2 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

Every two virtual machine took the Ip address from the 169.254.0.0/16 network. Let’s test whether they communicate with the ping process.

The ping process is from the client1 virtual machine to the client2 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

The ping process is from the client2 virtual machine to the client1 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

The ping process successfully realized as it’s seen. They can communicate with each other. Let’s test whether they can access your physical network.

VMware Lan Segment Physical Network Access Test

The virtual machines configured as the LAN Segment they certainly can’t access our physical network. Already, it’s one connection type that it does not receive the Ip address through DHCP. In this connection type, they can’t connect our physical network and the Internet. Let’s look at an example.

It’s a connection test from the client1 virtual machine to the client2 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

It’s a connection test from the client2 virtual machine to the client1 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

We tested that they don’t connect to the physical network. Well, Can not we regulate these Ip addresses regularly? Of course! We can! On every two virtual machines, we only will make the Ip address change. If which you prefer the Ip address block, you can type inside its.

We gave the 192.168.10.10 Ip address to the client1 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

We gave the 192.168.10.20 Ip address to the client2 virtual machine.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

Now, Does it communicate amongst themselves the client1 and client2 virtual machines by realizing the ping process? Let’s test it.

VMware Lan Segment Configuration Guide

Yes ! We in an orderly manner changed the Ip addresses. The client1 and client virtual machines is successfully communicating with each other. But, the point that should not be forgotten, the virtual machines can’t access our physical network. As result, they can’t access the Internet as well.

  Final Word

I am punctuating the VMware Lan Segment subject here. In the later subjects, I would like to explain the process of extracting my physical network and internet through the Lan Segment. I will do the more detailed network design in time.

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