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Need to set a vmware nic for a vm to promiscuous mode

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I have a vm that needs it's nic to be in promiscuous mode.
How do I make this change or check to see if it is already in this mode?
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most of the time this is done for a networking scanning application and the like.  Keep in mind that you're normally on a vswitch that's connected to the network and we've had issues with applications such as this.  For one customer we added a physical NIC to the ESXi host and attached the physical nic to the VM for this type of capability
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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If you edit the Properties of the vSwitch, you can check in the vSwitch settings if the Switch is in Promiscuous mode, you can also set this flag on the actual Virtual Machine Portgroup.

see here

Configuring promiscuous mode on a virtual switch or portgroup (1004099)

How promiscuous mode works at the virtual switch and portgroup levels (1002934)
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