Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NAT port forwarding in VMware Fusion 6

More of a reminder to myself than anything. Found this blog posting really helpful for enabling NAT port forwarding in a VMware Fusion 6 virtual machine. Important that you restart VMware Fusion after making this change. Just restarting the VM will not pick up the change to nat.conf.

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  1. Could you potentially describe the post you linked to? I've been looking for how to do this in VMware Fusion 6 and all the resources online point to the one you linked to, but its currently expired from SquareSpace and not reachable anymore.
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    1. Sure. Edit /Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf, adding something similar the following line to the [incomingtcp] section:

      8080 = 192.168.129.133:8080

      where 8080 is the port on the host OS that you want to port forward to, 192,168.129.133:8080 is the IP address and port for my guest/VM OS. Restart VMware Fusion and you should be good to go.

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    2. How do you restart VMWare Fusion? Just the app itself or is there a service to restart as well?

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    3. Just Command-Q or "Quit VMware Fusion" when the VMware Fusion app has focus.

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  3. What we need to pay attention and detail may be to look closely. Everything gets better. friv 4

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