I am using ESX 2.5.4. (Please don't suggest using 3.x, that's a sore subject) I have created 4 instances. The virtual switch has been configured and I have outbound connectivity according to VMWare-Options-Network Connections-Virtual Switches. The switch is set to Autonegotiate and transferrng at 100mb.
In looking at the settings of my instances via the remote console, (Settings Menu, Configuration Editor) I see that the virtual network adapter for the instance has a setting of "Monitor Device". When I select the network adapter to change this setting, all of the option are "greyed out". I believe the setting I want to use is "bridged' so that all of the instances use this to access the physical network, as they will all have a separate ip address.
If anyone can help with this that would be great. I'm wondering will I have to edit the vi for this. If so, I'm not a Linux\Unix guy so I would need some info on that as well.