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Fusion - Default Gateway Change Solidify

 

I am designing a network replicate and requiring that the Default Gateway for this instance to be "10.12.11.254" and not the default ".2" of standard vmnet[s].

I have discovered how to change my Default Gateway by making the changes below. My question is how can I solidify the Default Gateway so that closing VMware Fusion does not reset it every time? I am constantly changing this file.

 

Change the Default Gateway address inside the VMNET interface. Working with Interface: VMNET14, Network: 10.12.11.0/24.
Gateway currently is VMware Fusion default of .2 ( 10.12.11.2 ) and changing to .254 ( 10.12.11.254 )

# Edit line 10, in file nat.conf, with VIM.

sudo viM /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/vmnet14/nat.conf
     # ( Before selecting " i " to edit, :set number will give line number )

  1 # VMware NAT configuration file
  2 # Manual editing of this file is not recommended. Using UI is preferred.
  3 
  4 [host]
  5 
  6 # Use MacOS network virtualization API
  7 useMacosVmnetVirtApi = 1
  8 
  9 # NAT gateway address
 10 ip = 10.12.11.2
 11 netmask = 255.255.255.0
 12 
 13 # VMnet device if not specified on command line
 14 device = vmnet14
 15 

# Change LINE 10 to 10.12.11.254
          # ( " i " to enter insert mode )

  1 # VMware NAT configuration file
  2 # Manual editing of this file is not recommended. Using UI is preferred.
  3 
  4 [host]
  5 
  6 # Use MacOS network virtualization API
  7 useMacosVmnetVirtApi = 1
  8 
  9 # NAT gateway address
 10 ip = 10.12.11.254
 11 netmask = 255.255.255.0
 12 
 13 # VMnet device if not specified on command line
 14 device = vmnet14
 15 

# ( Don't for get your :wq! to save changes )

 

 # Now to restart the networking service with the new setting:
          sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --stop
          sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --start

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