I recently installed VM_Wkstn8 and created two virtual machines. Two virtual adapters VMnet1 & VMnet8 were installed on the host. Digging in I thought that these were virtual adapters that routed between the host adapter and the VM's. So I disabled them as an experiment and.....nothing changed. The virtual machines STILL have network connectivity, still get a DHCP assigned address, and still can communicate across the network...So what am I missing?? Are these adaptetrs not needed? Then why install them?
Any information of tech docs greatly appreciated.
Thanks for posting and sorry to hear you have a problem with WS 8.
To speed-up investigation, could you please:
1. Give us more info regarding Host config -OS, CPU, RAM, etc
2. Check 'Network adapter' setting for yours VM:
IF it set to "Bridged", disabling virtual adapters VMnet1 & VMnet8 not affecting yours VM Network connectivity.
3. How do you "disabled them" -- from Host networking OR using Virtual Network Editor UI?