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Linux VMware Player 3.1 : How to use vmware-netcfg which is virtual network editor.

There’s no vmware-netcfg tool in VMware player 3.x.
Here’s an explanation of how to use vmware-netcfg in VMware player 3.x Linux ver.

[ procedure ]

uninstall all vmware products if you have installed
install VMware workstation for an evaluation
archive vmware-netcfg
uninstall VMware workstation
install VMware Player
unzip vmware-netcfg and install it

[ logs ]

OS : CentOS 5.6 64bit ver. (2.6.18-238.12.1.el5 )

1. install vmware workstation
# chmod u+x VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle
# ./VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle
Installing VMware Workstation 7.1.4
   Configuring...
[######################################################################] 100%
Installation was successful.


2. archive vmware-netcfg

make a directory
# mkdir -p tmp/usr/bin
# mkdir -p tmp/usr/lib/vmware/bin




copy vmware-netcfg under tmp/usr/bin and tmp/usr/lib/vmware/bin
# cp /usr/bin/vmware-netcfg tmp/usr/bin
# cp /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-netcfg tmp/usr/lib/vmware/bin

# cd tmp/

# zip -r ./netcfg.zip *
 adding: usr/ (stored 0%)
 adding: usr/bin/ (stored 0%)
 adding: usr/bin/vmware-netcfg (deflated 38%)
 adding: usr/lib/ (stored 0%)
 adding: usr/lib/vmware/ (stored 0%)
 adding: usr/lib/vmware/bin/ (stored 0%)
 adding: usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-netcfg (deflated 61%)


uninstall vmware workstation
# vmware-installer -l
Product Name           Product Version
====================== ====================
vmware-workstation     7.1.4.385536

# vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation


install vmware player
# chmod u+x VMware-Player-3.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle
# ./VMware-Player-3.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle


unzip netcft.zip and copy wmware-netcfg under /usr/bin and /usr/lib/vmware/bin
# unzip netcfg.zip
# cp tmp/usr/bin/vmware-netcfg /usr/bin/
# cp tmp/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-netcfg /usr/lib/vmware/bin/


type vmware-netcft on GUI mode

1 comment:

  1. These facts are really interesting. Few of them were well known for me but many of them were brand new for me too!
    I will print this one out and show to my friends because they will be definitely interested in that. Thanks!
    VMware Player

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