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February 9, 2017

Get a new IP address for a running VirtualBox Ubuntu Machine

Filed under: SysAdmin, ubuntu, Virtual Machine — Tags: , , , — hypotheses @ 9:09 am


You have started up a virtual machine in VirtualBox. In this case, I ran Ubuntu 16.10. You then realized that the IP address of your VM is not accessible from your local network. Although you can connect from the Host to your Guest VM (Ubuntu).

Therefore, you would like to change the type of network from “NAT” to “Bridge”. You did this through the GUI menu (Machine > Setting > Network > Adapter 1 –> Change to “Bridged Adapter”

OK, now what. You IP addresses is still the same.

You can check your current IP and network device with

ubuntu:~$ ifconfig



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