[Solved] How to Configure Additional NAT in VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion provides one Share with my Mac configuration that uses NAT by default. You can add additional NAT configurations in for scenarios in VMware Fusion Professional which a virtual machine shares the IP address and MAC address of macOS, turning off the DHCP service or using a subnet IP or subnet mask other than the default.

[Solved] How to Configure Additional NAT in VMware Fusion
[Solved] How to Configure Additional NAT in VMware Fusion

Table of contents

Prerequisites
Procedure

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have a VMware Fusion Professional license.
  • Verify that you know the administrator password.

Procedure

Step 1: Select VMware Fusion > Preferences > Network.

Step 2: Click the lock icon, enter the administrator password, can click OK.

Step 3: Click the plus sign (+) under the list of networks.

Step 4: Select Allow virtual machines on this network to connect to external networks (using NAT).

How to configure additional NAT in VMware Fusion
How to configure additional NAT in VMware Fusion

Step 5: (Optional) To connect a physical network on the host system to this private network, select Connect the host Mac to this network.

Step 6: (Optional) To use a local DHCP service to distribute IP addresses to virtual machines on the network, select Provide addresses on this network via DHCP.

Step 7: (Optional) To change the subnet IP address or subnet mask, modify the addresses in the Subnet IP and Subnet Mask text boxes.

Step 8: Click Apply. The network that you configured is now available to the virtual network adapters associated with virtual machines on macOS.