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jackie_445
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Did I botch configuration? Slow file shares over LAN

As subject suggests - file sharing between my WSP host and 3 VM's is horribly slow. Can you tell me if I configured it incorrectly? Screenshots below. Thanks for much.

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continuum
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From your view it is indeed "botched"

Run the virtual network as admin

then you should find an additional vmnet0 - hopefully not using "automatic bridging"


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jackie_445
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Uh oh... I just checked it and that's what it's set to. What should I change it to? Thanks.

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continuum
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All you need is unambiguous settings.

In virtual network editor you need a well defined vmnet0 - that means vmnet0 is configured to networkcard XY.

For bridged vmnets never use "automatic bridging" if you want predictable results.

Then you optionally want one and only one vmnet1 and one and only one vmnat8.

Sum it up:

vmnet0 - Intel-adapter blabla

vmnet1 - virtual network adapter 1 "hostonly"

vmnet8 - virtual network adapter 8 "NAT"

Thats the part you do for all VMs once.

For each VM you also need unambiguous settings in the vmx-file.

So you want for example for one VM:

ethernet0.present= "true"

ethernet0.startConnected = "true"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

ethernet0.connectionType = "custom"

ethernet0.vnet = "vmnet0"

for another one you may want

ethernet0.present= "true"

ethernet0.startConnected = "true"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3"

ethernet0.connectionType = "custom"

ethernet0.vnet = "vmnet1"

for another one ...

ethernet0.present= "true"

ethernet0.startConnected = "true"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000e"

ethernet0.connectionType = "custom"

ethernet0.vnet = "vmnet8"

Now you will probably say: in my vmx-files

the nics are configured like:

ethernet0.present= "true"

ethernet0.startConnected = "true"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

Yes - the GUI creates vmx-files like that.

Thats why things sometimes have unexpected results ....

If you have 2 bridged vmnets the configuration with the lazy variant using bridged is ambiguous.

What ever is ambiguous will fail or worse: behave strange.

So you say that I should edit the vmx-file directly ? ?? - really ?

Yes - if you want full control of the results - then YES

In case you are interested also read

http://sanbarrow.com/vmx/vmx-network.html


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jackie_445
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Thank you so much. I will give it a try and report back.

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