There are three modes that can be used for the VMware networking protocols.  The VMware networking tools are responsible for the communication processes of the virtual machines.  They are also responsible for the flow of outgoing and incoming network traffic of the virtual machine environment. 

The first VMware networking mode uses bridging methods.  This is the simplest virtual machine connection to the external network systems.  It uses the physical network resources of the host machine and replicates the characteristic of the host in using the bridge.  The network program of the host views the virtual network as a separate PC or engine utilizing the Local Area Network for its communication purposes.

The second VMware networking mode is through the use of Host only connection.  Virtual communication can take place between the host and the virtual machines.  In like manner, the virtual machines can communicate with external network utilizing the network interface of the host system.  This method of network communication is ideal for local network traffic between host and virtual machines.  However, this is not ideal for use in traffic direction outside of the network.

The last networking mode of the VMware systems is the use of NAT.  VMware NAT translates the IP protocol of the host to communicate with other external networks.  The configuration for this kind of connection can be manually altered in order to assign unique IP address for the virtual machine.  The main disadvantage of this kind of communication is the virtual machines can use the entire network resources of the host.

Ubuntu is a freeware operating system which can be used on desktop and laptop workstations and servers.  It is similar to the Linux distribution system but with greater focus on client security.  VMware on Ubuntu is possible because of its ability to adopt different operating systems.  Installing VMware server could be complicated especially if users are not familiar with the system’s interfaces and specific handles.  Ubuntu is a free download like the VMware.  Users therefore can run desktop and server programs at no cost to their IT budget.

After downloading the VMware server software and the Ubuntu operating system, the installation can now begin.  First, the patch for the VMware Ubuntu installation should be accomplished first.  This will ensure a no glitch installation of the VMware virtualization software.  Systems administrators must also ensure that the host machine build essential conforms to the requirement of the VMware server. 

After these preliminary steps, the VMware installation can now begin.  The software should be unpacked and stored on a local folder of the host machine.  After activating the install command which can be easily found on the extracted folders, users only have to follow the installation wizard.  After loading the VMware on Ubuntu, make sure that the do not compile option of VMware is selected.  Every option can run on its default configuration. 

The VMware server is now ready for use as a virtual server machine on a host Ubuntu operating system.  The virtual machine can run distinct programs and can execute commands independent of the host Ubuntu system.

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