You can configure connection settings to use a proxy server to connect to the VMware Update Server.

To configure proxy connection settings, select Player > File > Preferences and click Connection Settings.

Table 1. Connection Settings

Setting

Description

No proxy

Do not use a proxy server.

Windows proxy settings

(Windows hosts only) Workstation Player uses the host proxy settings from the Connections tab in the Internet Options control panel to access the VMware Update Server.

Click Internet Options to set the guest connection options.

System proxy settings

(Linux hosts only) Workstation Player uses the host proxy settings to access the VMware Update Server.

Manual proxy settings

Select an HTTP or SOCKS proxy, specify the proxy server address, and designate a port number to access the VMware Update Server.

Username and Password

The username and password to use for proxy server authentication. On Linux hosts, if either the Username or Password text box is blank, Workstation Player uses the username and password set in the gnome settings.

You must restart Workstation Player for proxy setting changes to take effect.