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I'm trying to set a static IP for my CentOS 6.4 VM that I'm running via VMware Fusion 5.

Steps I took:

  • ran ifconfig, copied HWaddr
  • shut down VM.
  • added to the end of /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/vmnet8/dhcpd.conf (after "####### VMNET DHCP Configuration. End of “DO NOT MODIFY SECTION” #######" the following (vmname in place of vmnamehere and hwaddr in place of xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx)

    host vmnamehere {
        hardware ethernet xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;
  • restarted my mac

  • booted up VM

Now when I run ifconfig it remains, which it was before this.

Did I miss a step here?

Edit: Source for instructions.

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If you wouldn't mind commenting why you're down-voting that would be great. Just trying to figure something out, without feedback I'm likely to ask a "stupid" question again. – jackreichert Aug 24 '13 at 17:40
Thank you. I thought serverfault was the right domain, I'll know for next time. – jackreichert Aug 24 '13 at 17:47

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