So I needed a test kbox, finally.  Originally, based on the documentation, I thought I needed 500gb of space so I assumed this machine must be hosted by an ESXI server.  I had VM admin use the VM instructions and installed the device and it got it's own name and IP and everything is grand.  The issue is, if I import all of my current database/setup, it will change the IP to our production device and cause havoc.

I want to setup a very local instance of KACE.  I was able to successfully create the VM and then move it to my local Machine.

Now here's where I'm a complete noob:  Setting it up so I can access it locally BUT so it's not on the rest of the network, no matter the settings in the device.

How can I setup the network (as well as the virtual nics) so I can access this KBOX's web app locally where, when I do update it with all my production info, I can just go into the VM and adjust the IP and then continue on with the rest of the information pointing wherever with no worry that it will escape out to the network.

I do have multiple VLANS at my workplace but as I said, I am a VM noob so I would like to get this badboy up and running just so I can access it, and at this point I'm clueless.  IE:  Do I need to set the domain to blank/localhost or does it need to be on domain my PC is on?

Anyone with a successful VMPlayer setup, helppp.

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  • When you say local, is the VM actually your PC or on separate hardware?
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  • Thank you for the resources, I definitely delved through them but I don't think it's fully what I need? Essentially, I don't need to connect my Virtual Kbox to the network, as a matter of fact, i DON'T want to, I only want it to be available locally and so I assumed that was what VMNET1 was for, though I'm not understanding the whole concept, and if I need to configure VMNET1 to match what is supposed to be the settings within the KBOX and if so does it need to be on the domain as the PC or LOCALHOST? (or blank?) and what if there is a vlan difference between my physical machines IP address and what the KBOX is? Do they need to be the same vlan?

    Again, I don't want the machine reaching the network, but I need to be able to reach the web app locally.

    Sorry if I'm staring at the answer :(
  • Ignore all, as usual, the problem was simpler than I thought and I just needed to set an IP on same VLAN as PC and set domain as blank and I can reach it! yay!

    Thank you for the resources, if I ever need to face this outwards for any reason, I will use it. thanks!



    EDIT --- Setting the VM adapter to bridged and local domain with same vlan I am on unfortunately allows the rest of the network to see it, so nevermind, still could use some help where only local PC can reach it :(
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