Virtual machines support certain Ethernet switches and networking protocols.
Up to 10 virtual Ethernet switches are supported on Windows host operating systems. Up to 255 virtual Ethernet switches are supported on Linux host operating systems.
Three switches are configured by default for bridged, host-only, and NAT networking.
Most Ethernet-based protocols are supported, including TCP/IP, NetBEUI, Microsoft Networking, Samba, Novell NetWare, and Network File System (NFS).
Built-in NAT networking supports client software that uses TCP/IP, FTP, DNS, HTTP, and Telnet. VPN is supported for PPTP over NAT.