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Editing Configuration Settings for a VMWare instance.

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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.
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I'm uncertain why its grayed out, I'd have to break out some older ESX documentation to see.  Maybe you can post a screenshot of it.

As for editing the vmx file manually, I believe 2.5.4 comes with 2 text editors, vi and nano.  Simply type nano filename for a much more simplier interface.  When you're done, hit Ctrl O to write your changes, then Ctrl X to Exit nano.  
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Hello Bogdan,

I had to find someone that could manually edit the vmx within vi. Not something that I could have done because I don't know vi. It's working now though.
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