This article will help you to solve the issue virtual Linux image not Pinging from host windows
Not able to ping virtual box guest from host OS
Here is the solution of the problem
There could be many reason if you are not able to ping, we will explain the reason and we will debug one by one:
- We are assuming that your guest OS have static IP
1) Host Only Adapter not set
Click on the Machine which you are not able to access, Machine should be shutdown state.
go to network
make sure that
Attached to: Host-Only Adapter
You will require this adapter in host only mode to access this virtual machine (guest) from your base machine (host)
2) your virtual adapter IP is not matching with Machine IP
go to windows start
it will open command prompt
You will see the Virtualbox host-only adapter with the IP assigned make sure that IP is in range of the machine IP
in case of following example your guest machine IP should be 192.168.56.xxx
Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::db4:19ba:9ef0:xxxxx IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.56.1 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
if IP address of virtualbox network adapter is not in range of machine
then Open Virtual Box
go to File –> Preference..
go to Network
go to Host Only Networks
click on edit (screwdriver icon)
Update the IP and subnet in the range of machine (do remember that if other machine already running they will not accessible if they are using previous subnet)
3) mac address issue
start your machine in case of linux
go to network setting direcoty
you will see HWADDR
note that mac address
comment all the lines other then eth0
now go to virtual box network setting.
Click on Advance setting of network setting
Check if the mac address is same which was there in linux machine.
if its not matching then you need to update mac address in virtual box. You will be able to edit the mac address only if machine is not running.
Once mac address is updated you can start the machine it should work