Configuring VMware DHCP

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It's very convenient to be able to start a VM, have its IP address assigned by DHCP, but know what address will be assigned on a particular VM host.

VMware Player (under Windows and Linux) and VMware Fusion (under Mac OS X) both allow you to explicitly map MAC addresses to fixed IP addressed.

Windows (before Windows 8)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\vmnetdhcp.conf

Windows (8 onwards)

Mac OS X
/Library/Preferences/VMWare Fusion/vmnet8/dhcp.conf

Hosts can be added at the end of the file using this format:

host my-host-name {
hardware ethernet 00:0C:00:FF:00:FF;

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