Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a host-only network in VirtualBox, part of Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration.
…Now we've created a main controller.…We want to go ahead and link another computer to that domain controller.…You'll notice I have two virtual machines now.…The second one is a new server that I configured using the exact same process we…previously went over.…In order to connect multiple computers inside a virtual environment,…I am going to have to make some changes to the virtual environment.…That you'll also have to do on your end if you choose to follow me in VirtualBox.…One of the first things we need to do is we need to change how VirtualBox handles…network cards.…
The first step to this is going up to the File menu, click that, and…then go down to Preferences.…Once in the Settings box we need to go down to the Network Option.…VirtualBox has a number of different options for networks.…What we are interested in right now are the host-only networks.…So go ahead and click the Host-only tab.…You will notice that this box is empty.…This box is empty because we need to add a host network.…We add a host network by clicking the plus sign over here.…
Learn how to choose an edition that's right for your setup, install Windows Server 2012 and the VirtualBox drivers, and then configure the services and roles on your new server. Timothy also shows how to set up local storage and manage Windows Server in one of two ways: through the command line or with the simple admin interface that ships with Windows Server.
- Installing Windows Server 2012
- Installing VirtualBox drivers
- Configuring server roles
- Configuring services
- Configuring disk and file systems
- Using alternative administration methods
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why can't I get my servers to talk to each other when I attempt to add a standalone computer virtual machine (VM) to my domain VM in VirtualBox?
A: Check the following settings if you are having this problem.
- Are your VMs' network adapters set to host-only?
- Do all your VMs have the correct IP address?
- Do all your VMs have the default gateway set to the same IP address of the host-only adapter in your domain controller VM?
- Is your DHCP server set up to manage the same IP address range of the IP address you are attempting to manually enter into your standalone server's VM?