VMWare Workstation – Networking Question

Normally when I setup a VM I tend to keep it tied only to my local host this way I minimize the chance of doing something in our live production environment that might create what I call a “RUE’ which is short for Resume Updating Event.  However there are some instances where I need to have a VM facing outward to the network for testing and so on.

Normally when I do this under the network adapter properties I simply set the connection type to Bridged and the VM is then handed a DHCP address.  Then I got to wondering what the little box under that marked ‘Replicate physical network connection state’ was meant to do.

Well it turns out that if your building VM’s on a mobile device if you check this box when your computer gets a new IP address because you went home or out the VM will automatically get an updated IP as well.

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jcox@hexoma.com

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