Solved

VMware Player - network cable unplugged

Posted on 2013-11-18
9
5,312 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
Hi,
I'm running VMware Player 6.0.1.  I'm using it to try out a Windows 2012 Guest VM.

Was working fine but now I can't get a network connection from or to the VM.  Looking at the VM Network adapter I get a "Network Cable unplugged".  

I've tried NAT, and bridged mode, running VMplayer as admin and turning off the windows 8.1 Host PC.  No luck.

I can see two VMware network adapters on the host PC (I've got a Linux VM so I think one of them is for that?)

What do I need to do to fix this?

Thanks
John
0
Comment
Question by:jmsjms
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 39657453
Are all VMs networking stopped working?

do you have access to the Network Editor? (it's in the VMware folder)
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmsjms
ID: 39657493
The Linux vm seems to fail at the network part of boot up too.

Whats the editors filename?  I cant see a any network editor file on the host or VM.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 39657553
Is on the host called virtual network editor
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:jmsjms
ID: 39657630
Ah, this is included with workstation and I've got Player...

I can get the VM NIC to show an IP address when the network is in host-only mode, but then cant communicate.
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 39657726
It used to be included with VMware Player, this is used to create the Virtual Networks, VMnet1 and VMnet8.

Host Mode, will get an IP Address from a VMware Player DHCP Server Service (Internal), host mode will only allow communication between Host and VM.

NAT is NAT translated, and Bridged should allow networking through the host nic.

virtual network editor is used to view and check these bindings, the only other method, would be to uninstall VMware Player, reboot, reinstall, and hope bindings are re-made correctly.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmsjms
ID: 39657767
Managed to get and install vmnetcfg.exe from the workstation download.

RUns OK.  What should I do with it?

Cheers
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 39657793
check the networks are correct.

is the DHCP service started?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmsjms
ID: 39657823
I clicked on Restore Defaults and now its working.

The link I used to extract the net config util is

https://communities.vmware.com/message/2305040

Thanks for the heads up.

Cheers
John
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 39657855
No probs no idea why they no longer ship network editor!

But glad its working..again...
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
HOW TO: Upload an ISO image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere Host Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.  It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installat…
Teach the user how to edit .vmx files to add advanced configuration options Open vSphere Web Client: Edit Settings for a VM: Choose VM Options -> Advanced: Add Configuration Parameters:
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question