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Browser access to Hyper-V VMs on LAN

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    Browser access to Hyper-V VMs on LAN


    I have CentOS running in a VM under Hyper-V on 8.1 Pro. This machine is assigned IP address 192.168.1.89 (I defined it on the router) and I can ping it fine. What I can't do is access web pages from it. I have installed an application Transmission which listens on port 9091. From the VM I can access http://192.168.1.89:9091 but from Windows I can not connect. Am I missing some set-up on the windows side? I'm only trying to access from within my network - not from the internet (yet).
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    This is the closest content I found:
    Hyper-V virtual machines remote web access
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    I can't answer specifically because I'm not running HYPER-V. I've found though if you use VMWARE VPLAYER (It IS still free in spite of the confusion on the VMware website these days about a PAID one --that's only for COMMERCIAL organisations releases.. Then set networking to Bridged or NAT --your choice depending on how many IP addresses you want to use.

    Note though if you use VBOX/VMWARE you'll have to uninstall HYPER-V. The VM though you've re-created should import / convert into the format needed by VBOX / VMWARE.

    If you want to continue with HYPER-V Kari seems to be the expert on that one. I've had hideous problems with the Virtual NIC and Wifi with HYPER-V so I've given up on that one for the moment and am running my VM's successfully on VMWARE workstation --I'm typing this on a Windows 8.1 VM running on a Linux Host.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Thanks both. @Miles - I can access the machine OK using the Hyper-V Manager. There is running a service that I can access on http :// localhost:9091 or its IP http://192.168.1.89:9091 - what I can't do is connect on this IP and port from the host (Win 8) PC (the VM is also running on this PC). @Jimbo - the networking is working fine both for Wifi and Ethernet on host and on my VMs (Wifi is bridged). I can also connect to VM using ssh and map network drives from linux to by host Win 8 PC - I just can't access using a browser on this 9091 port and don't know how to investigate it. Everything I find on Google says putting the IP and port should just work for all local machines but something is blocking it.
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    It turns out it was the CentOS firewall blocking the connection - not Windows or Hyper-V.

    In case anyone else has the same issue you need to edit the file /etc/firewalld/zones/public.xml and add the lines in red below to open port 9091 to local addresses 192.168.1.* and then reload the firewall with firewall-cmd --reload

    You can then access the service through browsers on your LAN. Hope this may help someone

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <zone>
      <short>Public</short>
      <description>For use in public areas. You do not trust the other computers on networks to not harm your computer. Only selected incoming connections are accepted.</description>
      <service name="dhcpv6-client"/>
      <service name="ssh"/>
      <rule family="ipv4">
        <source address="192.168.1.0/24"/>
        <port protocol="tcp" port="9091"/>
        <accept/>
      </rule>
    </zone>
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