Create shortcut to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts on your desktop
launch with Notepad.exe
Add an entry such as:
192.168.222.134 prpc # PVS
If you switch back and forth between PVS images frequently, you can add multiple "prpc"-like entries.
To keep track of what each etc/hosts entry does but not access it, append a few mnemonic characters to "prpc" plus add something to your # comment that describes what the PVS image contains, for example, such and such course material.
To go back to a previously used entry, simply remove the mnemonic characters at the end of "prpc" then add mnemonic characters to the existing "prpc" entry.
Note: we are no longer using VMware, we are using VirtualBox instead. Review the "Quick Start" guide then download VirtualBox at https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. Most likely you want to select the x86/amd64 version. After installing VirtualBox, click on the ".vbox" file within the exercise system download.
If you have configured C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts, verify that the IP address that is associated to "prpc" matches the IP address within your exercise system after executing the "ifconfig" command.
To verify that the IP address is reachable, bring up a command window, then issue "ping prpc". If nothing comes back, then you have a different problem.
As stated, your IP address should be similar to 192.168.
Within Machine -> Settings -> Network make certain you are using "Host-only Adapter".