You can configure the power-on connection setting, the MAC address, and the network connection of the virtual network adapter of a virtual machine.

Required privileges:

Virtual Machine.Configuration.Modify device settings for editing the MAC address and network.

Virtual Machine.Interaction.Device connection for changing Connect and Connect at power on.

Network.Assign network

1

Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.

2

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

3

Click the Virtual Hardware tab and select the appropriate Network Adapter (NIC) from the hardware list.

4

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

5

Select an option for MAC address configuration.

Option

Description

Automatic

vSphere assigns a MAC address automatically.

Manual

Enter the MAC address to use.

6

Click Save.