5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2020 10:27 AM by wila

    kubuntu vm: no network after resume

    issueman Novice

      vmware fusion 11.5.2, macOS 10.15.3, vm: kubuntu 19.10

       

      Network is working fine in vm after booting. Problem is, whenever pausing and resuming I end up with a non working network. Can get back to working state by restarting the vm, but that's somewhat annoying. Any ideas how to fix this?

       

      Screenshots show network working state and non-working state.

        • 1. Re: kubuntu vm: no network after resume
          AlessandroRomeo68 Master

          Hi,

           

          the Kubuntu operating system installs but does not appear in the vmware compatibility (guest) matrix (also part of the Ubuntu project).

          VMware Compatibility Guide - Guest/Host Search

          VMware Guest Operating System Installation Guide

          https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/pdf/VMware_GOS_Compatibility_Guide.pdf

           

          However, on a test level, the advice I can give you is if you have installed the VMware tools?

          https://patrick-nagel.net/blog/archives/42

           

          Kubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the Unity graphical environment. Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers:

          Kubuntu images for VirtualBox and VMware

           

          ARomeo

          • 2. Re: kubuntu vm: no network after resume
            issueman Novice

            Does that translate to "Kubuntu is not supported so odd behavior is expected"? vmware tools are installed. Not sure what to make of that blog article.

            • 3. Re: kubuntu vm: no network after resume
              wila Guru
              Community WarriorsvExpertUser Moderators

              Hi,

               

              Ubuntu 19.10 (or kubuntu for that matter, same thing) is probably not yet supported by VMware.

              Not sure if that's your problem though. Perhaps, perhaps not.

              Personally I don't like that kind of answer unless it has a known issue and can't be worked around.

              For starters it doesn't explain what is going on and why it works that way.

              As such you still don't have a solution.

               

              When your suspend/resume a VM and vmware tools is installed, vmware tools will run some scripts.

              This is done to take care of a number of things.

              For example to prevent that you don't have an IP address after resume.

              A scenario that it takes into account is that if you haven't run a VM for a while, the IP address it used might have been assigned to another VM or physical machine.

               

              I don't have a ubuntu 19.10 VM down here atm, nor do I have the time to reproduce your issue.

              However, you can find the scripts under:

              /etc/vmware-tools

              there's a script here that takes care of the network:

              /etc/vmware-tools/scripts/vmware/network

               

              You can probably work around it by commenting out the suspend and resume part.

               

              Better would be to install your own script as documented in /etc/vmware-tools/suspend-vm-default and /etc/vmware-tools/resume-vm-default

              --

              Wil

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              • 4. Re: kubuntu vm: no network after resume
                issueman Novice

                Working with scripts is above my skill level. What is the timeline for vmware fusion to add official support for ubuntu 19.10?

                • 5. Re: kubuntu vm: no network after resume
                  wila Guru
                  User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

                  Hi,


                  That's up to VMware to decide (I don't work for them).

                  Unfortunately they have a policty to not communicate about features and upcoming release time lines.

                   

                  My guess would be that official support would arrive "in a few months", but I don't know for sure.

                  --

                  Wil

                  | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
                  | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
                  | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
                  | Twitter @wilva
                  | VMware Wiki at http://www.vi-toolkit.com