How do I forward ports from my host machine to the virtualized machine when I'm using NAT to share my network connection? I found some instructions for earlier versions of VMWare, but I don't see the files they mention in the same location in my installation.
Okay, I found out where it's located -
So, open it up (VMWare shouldn't be running while you do this):
sudo nano /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf
Go down in the file, there should be a section like:
[incomingtcp] # Use these with care - anyone can enter into your VM through these... # The format and example are as follows: #<external port number> = <VM's IP address>:<VM's port number> #35 = 172.16.126.128:22
Uncomment that last line, and edit as appropriate.
Couple of notes:
- These instructions are for TCP port forwarding, there's a corresponding
[incomingudp]section for UDP
- If for some reason this section doesn't already exist, just add it
Based on the VMWare knowledge base.
The following commands can be used to update the changes without restarting Fusion 4.x and later. These can be used if you not want to relaunch Fusion, if you have other Virtual Machines running.
sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --stop sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --start
Make sure you skip the --configure step as it will reset the nat.conf file to defaults.