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When using Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Oracle Virtualbox Windows XP Virtual Machines In Host-Networking Pool Have NAT Interface Instead (Doc ID 1306150.1)

Last updated on MAY 15, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - Version 3.3 to 3.5 [Release 3.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When using Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), with Oracle VM VirtualBox as the Desktop Provider, Pool(s) using Windows XP Desktops and configured to use bridged networking are found to start up with NAT interface instead.

To confirm that the Desktop Pool is configured to use Bridged network:

1. Login to the VDI Administration GUI.

2. Find the Pool.

3. View the Desktop within the Pool.

4. Verify that VirtualBox sees it as configured for Bridged network.

 More details at:

You can also view the settings from the command line:

NOTE: The commands must be run as root

#/opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda pool-list

#/opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda provider-list

#/opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda pool-desktops <pool name> (look for Name:)

# VboxManage list vms | grep <Name found in step 3>

# VBoxManage showvminfo <Name of vm found in step 4> | grep Attach

 Example output from step 5:

  This establishes that the interface is configured to be Bridged.



Virtual Box had been connected to an active network but the network is dead now.


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