VMware

VMware Workstation 5.0

Features | Documentation | Knowledge Base | Discussion Forums

previous Prev   Contents   Last   Next next

Adding and Modifying Virtual Network Adapters

Link to w_vmset_hw_ethbdp.png

To add a new virtual Ethernet adapter, follow these steps.

1. Be sure the virtual machine to which you want to add the adapter is powered off.

2. Open the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings).

3. Click Add.

4. The Add Hardware Wizard starts. Select Network Adapter. Click Next.

5. Select the network type you want to use — Bridged, NAT, Host-only or Custom.

6. If you select Custom, choose the VMnet network you want to use from the drop-down list.

Note: Although VMnet0, VMnet1 and VMnet8 are available in this list, they are normally used for bridged, host-only and NAT configurations, respectively. Special steps are required to make them available for use in custom configurations. You should choose one of the other switches.

7. Click Finish. The new adapter is added.

8. Click OK to save your configuration and close the virtual machine settings editor.

To change the configuration of an existing virtual network adapter, follow these steps.

1. Open the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings).

2. Select the adapter you want to modify.

3. Select the network type you want to use — Bridged, NAT, Host-only or Custom.

4. If you select Custom, choose the VMnet virtual network you want to use for the network from the drop-down list.

5. Click OK to save your changes and close the virtual machine settings editor.

6. Be sure the guest operating system is configured to use an appropriate IP address on the new network. If the guest is using DHCP, release and renew the lease. If the IP address is set statically, be sure the guest has an address on the correct virtual network.

previous Prev   Contents   Last   Next next