Wednesday, May 06, 2009

VMWare DHCP on bridged networks

After starting up an Ubuntu image in VMWare server 2.0.1 on my XP based laptop, I found the it could not retrieve a DHCP address.

Per KevinG at

Select "Start"->"All Programs"->"VMware"->"Manage Virtual Networks"
Click on the "Automatic Bridging" tab and uncheck "Automatically choose an available physical network adapter to bridge to VMnet0"

Click on the "Host Virtual Network Mapping" and use the dropdown menu for VMnet0 to select the physical network on the host that you want to bridge to.

I found my VMnet0 adapter bridged to a TAP-Win32 adapter, likely done so during some utility install.

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