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.
Table of contents
- Verify that you have a VMware Fusion Professional license.
- Verify that you know the administrator password.
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).
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.