Hi Gary,


I don’t know what guest os you are using but what you need to do is not use DHCP and using the configuration tools for your OS, set networking with the ip and and then reboot. In this way you will always be able to locate the machines by name or ip.


If you make sfdemohost then when you copy this to all the guest hosts none of them won’t be able to locate back the server code in your laptop because all of them will try to locate themselves.


No, you don’t need to disable your Ethernet adapter for this to work.


You don’t need to modify the gateway.




From: Robinson, Gary [mailto:gary.robinson@sap.com]
Sent: 22 August 2007 09:36
To: Guijarro, Julio; smartfrog-support@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [Smartfrog-support] Virtual Machines and SmartFrog


Hi Julio,


How do I set the ip/name in every vm os according to the table? Do i set my adapter up for DHCP or how can i explicity set ip addresses? What should my Gateway ip address be set as? As for "sfdemohost" should it not just be my local address, ie Do i need to disable my physical ethernet adapter for this to work?


Kind Regards,




From: Guijarro, Julio [mailto:julio_guijarro@hp.com]
Sent: 21 August 2007 18:17
To: Robinson, Gary; smartfrog-support@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [Smartfrog-support] Virtual Machines and SmartFrog

Hi Gary,


I don’t have/use vmware server but I use vmware workstation and this is what I do to make sure that the vms can locate each other:


1. Configure VMWare

- Set up VMWare networking to use *only* the NAT/DHCP service (VMNet8)

  disable the other network services


2. Configure windows/linux networking  (in host and vms)


- Set ip/name in every vm os according to the table bellow.


- Add the following to the Windows HOSTS file


- Add the following to the linux HOSTS file




Example:  sfdemohost  sfdemo00  sfdemo01  sfdemo02  sfdemo03  sfdemo04  sfdemo05  sfdemo06



Once you have finished test with nslookup to see is all the machines can reach the others.


Then everything should work.


Please, let me know if this works for you on VMWServer or if you need more detailed instructions.




Julio Guijarro



From: smartfrog-support-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:smartfrog-support-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Robinson, Gary
Sent: 17 August 2007 14:57
To: smartfrog-support@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Smartfrog-support] Virtual Machines and SmartFrog


Hey guys,

I am using VMWare Server, and I am not allowed to use bridged networking mode (for virtual machines) in my network. How can I set up VMWare Server so that I can deploy component descriptions to a sfDaemon running on a virtual machine, from a physical machine?

I have tried using NAT but when I try deployment it either fails, or deploys to my physical machine (if its running sfDaemon).

Kind Regards,