If you are an advanced user, you can edit the DHCP server configuration file to modify DHCP settings.

The location of the DHCP server configuration file depends on the operating system type.

DHCP Configuration File Location

Host Operating System

DHCP Server Configuration File Location

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\vmnetdhcp.conf

Windows Vista or Windows 7

C:\ProgramData\VMware\vmnetdhcp.conf

Linux

For the default host-only network: /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcp/dhcp.conf

For the NAT network: /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcp/dhcp.conf

On a Windows host system, you can change DHCP settings by using the virtual network editor. You do not need to edit the DHCP server configuration file.

On a Linux host system, you can use the virtual network editor to specify that a local DHCP service distributes IP addresses to virtual machines on the network. To change DHCP settings further, you must edit the DHCP server configuration file. Editing the DHCP server configuration file requires information that is best obtained directly from the DHCP server documentation. See the dhcpd(8) and dhcpd.conf(8) manual pages.

Note

Changes made to the read-only section of the DHCP configuration file are lost the next time you run the virtual network editor.