The virtual DHCP server in Workstation Pro cannot update a DNS server by using a Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS). For this reason, you should use DHCP to supply IP addresses as well as other information, such as the identity of a host running a name server and the nearest router or gateway.

To use names to communicate with other virtual machines, you must either edit the DHCP configuration file for vmnet1 (/etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf), or use IP addresses that are statically bound to a host name. Editing the DHCP server configuration file requires information that is best obtained directly from the DHCP server documentation. See the dhcpd(8) and dhcpd.conf(8) manual pages.


The edits made inside the read-only section of the DHCP configuration file are lost the next time you run the virtual network editor.