4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 7, 2020 9:13 AM by Mikero

    Promiscuous mode on Fusion 11.5

    javier_C Lurker

      Hi. Anyone know how to enable promiscuous mode on a network adapter on Fusion 11.5 (not Pro)?

      I've used the product for quite a while, but right now I NEED to test some stuff with promiscuous mode.

      I even entered this command

       

      sudo touch “/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/promiscAuthorized”

       

      But still can't find any optino to enable it.

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Promiscuous mode on Fusion 11.5
          Leica Novice

          As far as I know it is enabled. If a VM starts promiscuous mode, then you will be notified and prompted to enter your password to authorize it.

           

          This password prompting can be disabled in preferences under the Network tab.

          • 2. Re: Promiscuous mode on Fusion 11.5
            Mikero Master
            VMware Employees

            Correct... if you do it through the guest, the host UI notifies and enables the feature. It has to be enabled on both the guest OS and in Fusion for it to function.

            • 3. Re: Promiscuous mode on Fusion 11.5
              wila Guru
              User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

              Michael,

               

              It has to be enabled on both the guest OS and in Fusion for it to function.

               

              The TS does not have VMware Fusion Professional though, only the non professional version.

              So no network tab in the Fusion Preferences panel.

               

              Not sure if you can do this without Professional. I don't have a non professional license here to try.

               

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              • 4. Re: Promiscuous mode on Fusion 11.5
                Mikero Master
                VMware Employees

                oh yah... I didn't mean to suggest more config was needed...

                You literally just set it in the guest like you would on a physical adapter, and then click 'allow' when Fusion prompts.

                That's what I meant by 'both sides'... you set it in the guest, and approve it on the host.