VMWare Fusion 4 - Set static IP address

In vmware Fusion 4 there is no boot.shthat is found in previous versions

sudo "/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/boot.sh" --restart

So if you make a change to the network settings like setting a static ip address you'll need to restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

To set a static ip in VMWare Fusion 4 do the following:

First on your vm in terminal run


Then edit the HWaddr

Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0c:29:f4:13:e4

Next copy the dhcp.conf file on your mac

sudo vim /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/vmnet8/dhcpd.conf

After the

####### VMNET DHCP Configuration. End of "DO NOT MODIFY SECTION" #######

Add your new configuration, replace "vmnamehere" with the name of your vm.

host vmnamehere {
hardware ethernet 00:0c:22:f6:11:e8;

Now reboot your Mac.

Your vm's ip address should be what you set.

If that doesn't work, you may need to remove the network adapter and then re-add it. Make sure that your network adapter is connected to the virtual machine by removing and re-adding it. See Step 12