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Workstation guests do not have network connectivity after host awakens from sleep or hibernation


VMware Workstation 16.2.1, all guests have the latest VMware Tools installed.
Host: Windows Pro 10.0.19043 21H1 OS build 19043.1348
Guest OSs include Windows 10, Windows 11, Ubuntu, and WatchGuard Dimension.
Motherboard: ASUS TUF X299 Mark 1, Bios version 3501, dated 07/13/2021, 64GB memory
Processor: Intel i7-7820X
NIC (Intel 1219-V) has the latest driver ( dated 2/10/2021
All guests (and host) have a static IP address (IPV4), and use the "Bridged" type connection (directly connected to the NIC).

Prior to October Windows update, everything worked fine - I would put host to sleep at end of day. The next day I would wake host and all guest systems had network access.
Now, if the host sleeps or hibernates, upon waking the host, none of the guest systems have network access. Only a system reboot of the host corrects the issue. Note: in this corrupted state, one guest can ping another guest.

I have tried restarting the guests, restarting Workstation, the host network, the VM network services, and so forth with no success in fixing this issue.

I have run the Network Troubleshooting tool on the host and Windows guests when the problem occurs, but no issue is found.

Any ideas how to fix this?


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