This may be just some configuration in my Ubuntu setup and may not anything to do with Vmware Workstation but I thought to give all the info. I have a Win 7 'host' workstation running Vmware Workstation with an Ubuntu Server as 'guest'. The VMware network is VMnet0(auto-bridging) for the Ubuntu VM. The guest OS is getting its own IP from the corporate network and is able to surf to web. The guest OS can also access the host's website just fine. So far so good.
But I need to be able to run a LAMP environment in the guest. I have Apache installed on the guest and and in both
http://localhost and http://[hostnameofguest]
the apache web page shows up fine in the guest's Firefox. But typing http://[hostnameofguest] or even http://[GuestIPAddress] inside the host does not bring up anything; ping to GuestIPAddress does work but ping to hostnameofguest does not work inside the host machine.
This is probably not a firewall issue--I I have that disabled (using Firestarter, I think) otherwise even ping to guest IP shouldn't work? /etc/hosts looks like:
127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 customhostname
Any idea how I can make the LAMP environment to work>