Parallels 17 does not connect host Mac to shared and host-only networks

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by JonL8, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. JonL8

    JonL8 Bit Poster

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    Since upgrading to Parallels Desktop 17 (and/or moving to macOS 11 and now 12), my host Mac does not connect to the Parallels shared and host-only networks. In older versions of Parallels, there was a checkbox in the Preferences > Network settings to indicate you want to host Mac to connect to these networks. That setting is not present on Parallels 17.

    Guest machines are assigned the appropriate IP addresses for the network adaptor selected. But when using shared networking or host-only networking, I need to be able to connect back to the host via IP address (e.g, to a Web server running on the host Mac), especially when I am in a location where I don't have internet access.

    How do I get the Mac to get connected to the Parallels provided networks?

    Parallels version: 17.1.1 (51537)
    Mac: MacBook Pro (2019) with Intel chip; running macOS 12.1 (Monterey)

    The shared network and host-only network appear to be bound to virtual NICs on the Mac:
    Code:
    % prlsrvctl net list         
    Network ID        Type      Bound To
    Shared            shared  vnic0
    NAT server:
    
    Host-Only         host-only  vnic1
    en5 (en5)         bridged   en5
    Wi-Fi (en0)       bridged   en0
    awdl0 (awdl0)     bridged   awdl0
    llw0 (llw0)       bridged   awdl0
    USB 10/100/1000~  bridged   en9
    vnic0 (vnic0)     bridged   vnic0
    vnic1 (vnic1)     bridged   vnic1
    Default           bridged   FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
    But I don't get IP addresses assigned to the Mac:
    Code:
    % ifconfig
    ...
    vnic0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
        ether 00:1c:42:00:00:08
        media: autoselect
        status: active
    vnic1: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
        ether 00:1c:42:00:00:09
        media: autoselect
        status: active
    Thank you in advance for any assistance.
     
  2. DebasmitaM@Parallels

    DebasmitaM@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hi, kindly refer to this KB article for resolving the issue.
     
  3. JonL8

    JonL8 Bit Poster

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    @DebasmitaM@Parallels, thank you for the response. The KB article you pointed me to does not address the issue I am having. My guest VMs (such as Windows 10) are getting assigned an IP and can access the internet just fine (along with other guest VMs using shared networking).

    What is NOT working is that the Parallels HOST (that is, my Mac) is not getting assigned an IP for the Parallels-created subnets. So I cannot access the host Mac from the guest machines.

    In previous versions of Parallels, the host Mac would get assigned IP addresses 10.37.129.2 and/or 10.211.55.2 and I could use those addresses from a guest Windows VM to connect to the Web server on the Host Mac. But that IP is no longer being assigned to the host Mac. See results of a ping from the Windows guest VM to this IP:

    Code:
    C:\Users\jon>ipconfig
    Windows IP Configuration
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : fdb2:2c26:f4e4:0:bcb6:1d5f:25e:53aa
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : fdb2:2c26:f4e4:0:38ae:293:976f:d4f1
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bcb6:1d5f:25e:53aa%11
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.211.55.3
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.211.55.1
    
    C:\Users\jon>ping 10.37.129.2
    
    Pinging 10.37.129.2 with 32 bytes of data:
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    
    Ping statistics for 10.37.129.2:
        Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 0, Lost = 2 (100% loss),
    Control-C
    ^C
    C:\Users\jon>ping 10.211.55.2
    
    Pinging 10.211.55.2 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 10.211.55.3: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 10.211.55.3: Destination host unreachable.
    
    Ping statistics for 10.211.55.2:
        Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Control-C
    ^C
    C:\Users\jon>
    Any ideas on why the host Mac cannot connect to these Parallels-created subnets?
     
  4. GampaA@Parallels

    GampaA@Parallels Staff Member

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  5. StevenD8

    StevenD8

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    Hi, what was the fix here? Getting the same problem. It was working before.
     
  6. JonL8

    JonL8 Bit Poster

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    No fix yet that I am aware of. They wanted me to put in a support ticket on the issue to get assistance. I had gotten used to living with the way things were and haven't gotten around to creating the support case.
     

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