VMware Fusion: Guest VM ‘Lost’ Network Connectivity

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Problem

I keep a Windows 10 VM on my laptop, and last week it lost network connectivity, (it’s set to get its IP from my mac and get network connectivity via NAT). The guest was getting a 169.254.x.x APIPA address so either NAT was down, or there was no network?

Solution

You need to ‘Restart’ the services on the Mac host machine. Execute the following two commands;

sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --stop   
  
sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --start  

Fusion Windows 10 NAT Stopped

Then check you guest machine again.

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Author: PeteLong

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