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  • 1.  New VM does not find network hardware

    Posted 26 days ago

    On my newly converted VM (from Parallels) I wanted to do a system update, but got an error that I am not connected to the Internet.

    The network adapter is active, and I can connect to the Internet with my Mac (and also from within the Parallels VM).

    Is there any other network related setting that I need to check or change to activate Internet connection?



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    MBP M1, Sonoma 14.5, Fusion Pro 13.5.2
    Windows 11 ARM, MS Defender
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  • 2.  RE: New VM does not find network hardware

    Posted 26 days ago
    Edited by Technogeezer 26 days ago

    What exactly do you mean when you say that the VM can connect to the Internet? How did you verify that? 

    Did you remove the Parallels tools, and install VMware Tools?

    if you look in the configuration (.vmx) file for the VM, what is the virtual network adapter type? Is ti vmxnet3 or e1000e? 



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    - Paul (technogeezer)
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  • 3.  RE: New VM does not find network hardware

    Posted 26 days ago

    I had used your unofficial guide for the conversion.

    Yes, I had first removed the Parallels Tools before starting the conversion.

    I showed on the screen shot, that when trying to do an Windows system update I got a message that I am not connected to the Internet.

    Regarding looking at the config for the vmx, I don't know how to do that. I checked the various options I found, but did not see a config for vmx (I am still new to VMWare). Can you tell me where to look?

    My screen shot also showed that my network adapter was active (i.e. green).



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    MBP M1, Sonoma 14.5, Fusion Pro 13.5.2
    Windows 11 ARM, MS Defender
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  • 4.  RE: New VM does not find network hardware

    Posted 25 days ago
    Edited by Technogeezer 25 days ago

    Did you install VMware Tools in the VM? 

    Failing to install VMware Tools would mean that Windows wouldn't have a driver for the VMware virtual network card. It would also explain your other post where you are unable to resize the console window because Windows doesn't natively contain a driver for the VMware virtual graphics card. 

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  • 5.  RE: New VM does not find network hardware

    Posted 25 days ago
    I started it and now the option is greyed out.
    Is there a way to see if it got installed? Nothing is running at the moment, thus, I have to assume it got installed.

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  • 6.  RE: New VM does not find network hardware

    Posted 25 days ago
    I learned something! After selecting to install the VMWare Tools I got a small popup for a virtual DVD, but only for about 1 second. If you did not click on it fast enough it was gone.
    I now clicked on it immediately and was able to start the setup program for the tools, which also finished. Now I can change the display resolution, and my network problem is also solved.
    I am currently running a windows system update.