When you add a network adapter (NIC) to a virtual machine, you must select the adapter type, the network connection, and whether the device connects when the virtual machine is powered on.


  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Right-click a virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.
  3. Click the Virtual Hardware tab and click Add network adapter.
  4. In the network connection panel, select either a network with a specific label or a legacy network.
  5. (Optional) To configure the virtual NIC to connect when the virtual machine is powered on, select Connect at power on.
  6. Click Save.