VMWare Fusion – modify DHCP

If you are running VMWare Fusion, chances are you might have created your own custom network adapter.

In case you’re running an (authoritative) DHCP server in this subnet, you might see interference with VMWare Fusion’s own DHCP server.

You can easily disable the Fusion DHCP server by following these steps (no Fusion restart required):

  • set DHCP no for your adapter with sudo nano /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/networking
  • apply the new settings with:

sudo /Applications/VMware\ --configure
sudo /Applications/VMware\ --stop
sudo /Applications/VMware\ --start

You might also need to disable the macOS bootp process:
sudo /bin/launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/bootps.plist

By jochen

Developer at TestingBot and Tinder

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