When you choose the standard network options in the New Virtual Machine wizard, the wizard sets up the networking configuration for the virtual machine.

In a typical configuration, the New Virtual Machine wizard sets up NAT for the virtual machine. You must select the custom configuration option to configure bridged networking or host-only networking. The wizard connects the virtual machine to the appropriate virtual network.

You can change the networking configuration for a virtual machine by modifying virtual machine settings. For example, you can use virtual machine settings to add virtual network adapters and change existing virtual network adapters for a particular virtual machine.

You use the virtual network editor to change key networking settings, add and remove virtual networks, and create custom virtual networking configurations. The changes you make in the virtual network editor affect all virtual machines running on the host system.


If you click Restore Default in the virtual network editor to restore network settings, all changes that you made to network settings after you installed Workstation Pro are permanently lost. Do not restore the default network settings when a virtual machine is powered on as this might cause serious damage to bridged networking.