When you add a network adapter (NIC) to a virtual machine, you must select the adapter type, the network connection, and whether the device connects when the virtual machine is powered on.

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Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.

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Right-click a virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.

3

Click the Virtual Hardware tab and click Add network adapter.

4

In the network connection panel, select either a network with a specific label or a legacy network.

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(Optional) To configure the virtual NIC to connect when the virtual machine is powered on, select Connect at power on.

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Click Save.