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.


  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.

    1. Sure. Edit /Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf, adding something similar the following line to the [incomingtcp] section:

      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.

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

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

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