3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2012 12:26 PM by ctrlb RSS

    Interface vmnet1 is not present.

    thoen Novice

       

      When attempting to use Host Only on a Mac installation of VMWare and Windows 7 as the guest, I get the following error:

       

      Interface vmnet1 is not present. This should be created at boot time; please check your installation and try again after you have corrected this.
      Failed to connect virtual device Ethernet0.

       

      I wanted to be able to connect to the guest from the host when the host was not on a network, and therefore the guest would not be assigned an IP using Bridged.

       

       

      Any advice as to how to "check my installation and try again after I have corrected this." would be greatly appreciated. 

       

       

        • 1. Re: Interface vmnet1 is not present.
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          • 2. Re: Interface vmnet1 is not present.
            WoodyZ Guru

            I would try uninstalling/reinstalling VMware Fusion in an attempt to correct the "Interface vmnet1 is not present. This should be created at boot time;" error message.  Make sure you use the uninstaller and not drag the VMware Fusion.app to the Trash.  Also note that uninstalling/reinstalling VMware Fusion does not delete your Virtual Machines.

            • 3. Re: Interface vmnet1 is not present.
              ctrlb Lurker

              Uninstalling/Reinstalling did fix the problem, but it was only a temp fix.

               

              I received this error after modifying my DHCP settings (/Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/networking) in Fusion 4. I continued to get it until I ran the following commands:

               

               

              /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --stop
              /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --config
              /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --start
              You can check your current status using
              /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --status