When automatic bridging mode is configured, you can restrict the physical network adapters that a virtual switch bridges to.


  1. Start the virtual network editor on the host system.



    Windows host

    Select Edit > Virtual Network Editor.

    Linux host

    Select Applications > System Tools > Virtual Network Editor. The menu path might be different for your version of Linux. You can also start the network editor from the command line by using the vmware-netcfg command.

  2. Select the bridged network, and click Automatic Settings.

    By default, a virtual switch bridges to all active network adapters on the host system when it is configured for automatic bridging. The choice of which adapter to use is arbitrary.

    To prevent a virtual switch from bridging to a particular physical network adapter, deselect the check box for that host network adapter.