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.

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