I need 4 virtual nics in my virtual machine... you may be thinking "no you don't, what a silly requirement that's why 802.1q exists" but I really do need 4 virtual nics to do what I am trying to do... that said,
I tried with 5.5.4 and can only appear to get three adapters created...
so I tried modifying the vmx file of my VM, but that did not work
So I guess I have a few questions...
Is it possible to make vmware workstation "support" 4 or more virtual network adapters in a virtual machine?
any crazy configuration files or regristry settings I can modify?
any reason for this limitation of 3 virtual network cards?
Does workstation 6 allow you to emulate 4 nics?
Is there any virtualization software from vmware that supports emulating 4 network cards in a virtual machine?
You can use 4 virtual NICs in Workstation 5.x - but realize that you can only have 6 virtual PCI devices - video, scsi controller, network, audio - are all PCI devices.
Workstation 6 supports up to 10 virtual NICs in a guest.
Hmmm, I stripped my VM to 3 nics and an IDE HD - still wont let me add with the wizzard. The add hardware wizzard reports the maximum number of nics has been created.
I went into the vmx file and noticed the scsi0.present = "TRUE" and changed it to false... I am now going to change the vmx file and see if it will let me add another nic. Either way I probably shouldn't have to edit the VMX file for this... should I? Is there a KB entry on the max amount of PCI devices?
I will let you know how this goes.
bang on... i set
as it wasnt used anyway and manually created the 4th nic by adding
ethernet3.present = "TRUE"
ethernet3.virtualDev = e1000
Now my VM has the 4 nics I need and all is well. Thanks.
Yes, you have to manually edit to use a 4th NIC - the GUI will only let you add 3.
Is there a KB entry on the max amount of PCI devices?
It's listed in the WS documentation under "Virtual Machine Specifications"