Can anyone help me get clear on the networking options for this virtual machines? I'm reading the CHM documentation on Virtual Networking and would like to know if I understand this correctly.
6.3 Network Address Translation (NAT)
Virtual machines can connect to the internet but not to each other. Virtual machine and host (i.e., my workstation) are on entirely different networks (i.e., 192.168.1.x for my workstation versus 10.0.x.x for virtual machines) so host cannot "see" virtual machines via network -- no SSH, no HTTP, etc., between host and virtual machines.
6.4 6.4. Network Address Translation Service
Not clear to me how this relates to 6.3, but apparently you can group VMs into named networks so they can interact with each other? Can host contact VMs for ssh, http, etc?
6.5. Bridged networking
Device drive on host is somehow used to route both VM (guest) and host traffic. VMs can communicate with 'outside world.' VMs appear as connected on the network? Host can talk to VMs? How are IP addresses allocated and determined?
6.6. Internal networking
Similar to 6.5, but VMs can only communicate with each other? Traffic is not routed via the host machine's NIC and so it cannot be snooped by Wireshark et. al.
6.7. Host-only networking
Very similar to 6.6 except that a quasi-local-loopback network interface is created which can be snooped by wireshark.
The help file descriptions in the user manual (found here don't make a lot of sense to me.