2020.04.10 – Problem and Solution for Internet accessibility in VMware Fusion

A total problem solved here: 2020.05.12 – Problem and solution for Virtual Network in VMware Fusion and ESXi

On Ubuntu Server 16.04.6 VM, when I check the connectivity using ip a command I get an ip strange …

Overview

I approximately one month ago, February, I have to change the Internet Connection from Digi company to Orange company. This means that I connect to Internet using an IP from a different DHCP:

  • On Digi was an IP from address 192.168.197.0/24
  • On Orange, now, I connect with Mac wising 192.168.100.0/24

On VMware Fusion, when I select Network Adapter Shared with my Mac, I get an IP from Digi Connection, 192.168.197.x/24.

I should search to make sure VMware Fusion Network Adapter Shared with my Mac will use Orange option.

Step 1. Configure inside MacBook Pro WI-FI Network Preferences

Open MacBook Pro WI-FI

Clock Open Network Preferences and chose Advanced…

Here into Preference Networks appears also Digi Network Name and I delete them. I let only the present network I use, Orange.

I check farther and it seams on MacBook Pro is the normal connection used ….

Normal and active DNS

Hardware Configure Automatically

But Ubuntu still connect using IP from 192.168.172.0/24 range …

Step 2. Try to save problem into MacBook Pro

Inside Ubuntu Server I used ifup & ifdown commends. But I have the same bad IP chose to connect …

It seems I have the same IP I don’t want!

Step 3. Is the VMware Fusion Network Problem … ?

I have search Network Configuration

sudo vim /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/networking

And I found this configuration:

[...]
answer VNET_8_DHCP yes 
answer VNET_8_DHCP_CFG_HASH  
answer VNET_8_HOSTONLY_NETMASK 255.255.255.0 
answer VNET_8_HOSTONLY_SUBNET 192.168.197.0 
answer VNET_8_NAT yes

I modify configuration, save and Power-on Ubuntu

[...]
answer VNET_8_DHCP yes
answer VNET_8_DHCP_CFG_HASH 
answer VNET_8_HOSTONLY_NETMASK 255.255.255.0
answer VNET_8_HOSTONLY_SUBNET 192.168.100.0
answer VNET_8_NAT yes

It work the same.

Now I remember that if I change networking for VMware Fusion I need to power-off virtual machine, power-off VMware Fusion, turn-off MacBook Pro the do the same using turn-on and power-on.

It seems I get what I wanted! IP address 192.168.100.128/24.

It seems that Ubuntu is connected to Internet in this moment.

Remember that Ubuntu have one Network connection with Share with my Mac.

I try to check if internet is available in esxi01 with fw01 powered-on. Details about his are here. It seems that it is still not working!

root@esxi01:~] ping yahoo.com


[root@esxi01:~] ping yahoo.com
getaddrinfo() for "yahoo.com" failed (-3: Temporary failure in name resolution)
[root@esxi01:~] 

I will continue to search a solution in future … if I will need it.