You can set up a network in your virtual machine by adding a network adapter.

Before you add a network adapter, make sure that your ESX host has port groups configured to which the virtual machine can connect.

1

On the Network Adapter page, click Add a Network Adapter.

2

On the Properties page, select the virtual network to connect to from the Network Connection drop-down menu.

3

To connect the network adapter to the network when you power on the virtual machine, select the Connect at Power On check box.

This option is selected by default.

4

Click Next.

The network adapter is now configured and is added to the virtual machine hardware.