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Archive for November, 2009

Hat-in-rubber-gloved-hand time

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Me and my 'mo

Point, chuckle, and then donate.  (Hey, I've got 11 days to go.)

This is my every-three-yearly charity drive.  Last time I tried it, my boss made a sizeable donation on the condition I never do it again.  (Sorry, Andrew.)  Two countries and three years later, I'm at it again - and you should make a donation to prostate cancer research in my honour, because otherwise we just go on not talking about it until Rubber Glove time.

How do I change the DHCP subnet for NAT on VMware Fusion 3.0?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

There are a couple of helpful blog posts (Nilesh Kapadia and Max Newell deserve a shout-out here) which help you with changing the DHCP settings given to your NAT or host networks on VMware Fusion. However, it all changes in 3.0.

The file you now need to edit is /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/networking. In there, you will find these lines:


I believe the third octet (the 93 part) is selected randomly when you install; in any case, I wanted to give out addresses on, so I changed the configuration like so:


and restarted the network interfaces:

sudo "/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/" --restart

Now, make a note of the MAC address of your virtual network adapter in your guest OS, and you can assign an entry in the dhcpd.conf file (/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/dhcpd.conf).  Make sure you do it outside of the area that is marked "this will be overwritten"!

host developer-vm {
    hardware ethernet 00:0c:29:cb:dd:72;

and another service restart.