We have TD express for VMware installed on a Red Hat server. The database is running and we can login to it using BTEQ in Linux. We located the IP address of the database using ifconfig, but we can not connect to it or ping it from an external PC client.
The VMware network must be configured BRIDGED to allow other machines reach the VMachine or
You can use the VMware port redirection feature or
You can use an external port redirector (rinetd...).
I installed the VM at home and managed to make it work in my LAN: