This note will describe the process to connect Oracle Virtual box VM directly from your host using ssh as well as from VM to internet connection.

I will use 2 types of VM interface.

a)NAT network for internet connection from VM

b)Host only adapter for ssh connection from host to the VM.

Step 1:-First I will go to File->Preferences and check/create NAT network with below settings in Oracle Virtual box :-


Step 2:-Create host-only network as well

DHCP server should not be enable here

Step 3:-Please create first network interface (NAT)

Step 4:-Please create host-only adapter interface

step 5:-Please check persistent rules under /etc/udev/rules.d and modify mac address if possible.The MC address should be same which was visible in step 3 and step 4

Step 6:-Please create ifcfg-eth1 and ifcfg-eth2 using below settings.ETH1 is for NAT and ETH2 is for host-only adapter.Please check HWADDR value as MAC address in previous steps.

Step 7:-Now reboot your VM or restart individual Network interface (eth1 and eth2) using ifup or ifdown command.

Step 8:-Please check ifconfig -a

step 9:-Please enable root login

enable  PermitRootLogin to yes in  /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

[root@rac1 yum.repos.d]# service sshd restart

Redirecting to /bin/systemctl restart sshd.service

Step 10:-Now you can check whether you connect to host using IP can also check ping to after login to VM

One Reply to “Oracle Virtual Box VM:-How to create network setting and interface in Oracle Virtual Box to connect internet as well as connect from host”

  1. Simply awesome, Deb!! No other blog is having such a full info as I was searching this for a long time to connect internet from VM for yum set up. The trick was enabling NAT network part.

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