I'm trying to use VirtualBox on my Mac to host a couple of VMs.
Host OS: Mac OSX 10.7.2 Guest OS: ubuntu 11.10 server 32-bit
Each VM should be able to connect to the Internet (this is needed primarily to install software) My Host browser should be able to connect to the Guest VMs. Also I need to be able to ssh to the Guest VMs. This is why I want each VM to have a static IP address. This will also allow the VMs to connect to each other, say for database connectivity.
I have done this with VMware Fusion. However, VMware has lately bitten me too often and destroyed so much work that I want to try VirtualBox.
But I'm not a network guru and don't know which type of networking I want. So what I'm asking is simple:
Which type of networking should I use? NAT, bridging, or what?
And of course if anyone has a link to any documentation of how to do what I want, that would be greatly appreciated.