I am running Workstation Pro 16 on Windows 10.
When I power on a VM, it doesn't connect to a network. When I go to settings and click the connect checkbox, I get:
Could not connect 'Ethernet0' to virtual network 'VMnet8'. More information can be found in teh vmware.log file.
failed to connect virtual device 'Ethernet0'.
This seems to be after a recent Windows 10 Update / Upgrade.
I figured it out. The first thing I did is bring up a command window and invoke the
c:\> route print
command, and I noticed that none of the virtual networks were included in the workstation's routing table.
I then brought up the VMWare's Workstation's virtual network editor and clicked around and applied the (non-existent) changes. It saved something or other, and voila, the routing tables got populated.
The VM's have network connectivity now.