Shared Networking Settings
To change the shared networking settings, select the Network tab of Parallels Desktop Preferences and click Shared. You will see the following window:
In this window, you can make the necessary changes to the settings of the Parallels DHCP servers for IPv4 and IPv6. These servers, enabled by default, automatically assign IP addresses to your virtual machines operating in the shared networking mode. To disable any of these servers, clear the corresponding option.
For more information about configuring shared networking, refer to Share Network Settings Between Mac OS X and Windows.
Note: This feature is available in Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition only.
Normally, virtual machines set to operate in the shared networking mode cannot be accessed from external computers. The port forwarding functionality allows computers on your local network and on the Internet to transfer data to any of your virtual machines that use the shared networking mode. The data sent to a specific port on your Mac will be redirected to a specific port of your virtual machine according to the port-forwarding rule.
To add a port forwarding rule:
When the rule is added, use the following IP address combination for external connections to your virtual machine:
To edit a rule, select it in the Port forwarding rules list, click the Edit button , modify the necessary settings, and click OK to apply them.
To remove a port forwarding rule, select it in the Port forwarding rules list and click the Remove button .
To restore the default settings, click Restore Defaults.