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Vmware workstation Linux version cannot bridge to a vlan interface directly

The vmware workstation virtual network editor cannot bridge to a vlan interface

Follow the below procedures :

1. edit /etc/vmware/networking

2. append the line : add_bridge_mapping vlan4 3

3. vmware-networks –stop;vmware-networks –start

4. vmware-networks –status and you will get : Bridge networking on vmnet3 is running

5. select /dev/vmnet3 at your vm settings and it is bridge to vlan interface : vlan4

2 comments to Vmware workstation Linux version cannot bridge to a vlan interface directly

  • Casey

    Hi There,,

    Thanks for the config..

    do you know if this passes vlan tagging through the interface?

    using centos 6 with vmware WS 8,

    i have two vlans configured under my eth0 (eth0.100, eth0.200)..

    i configured the networking config appending:
    add_bridge_mapping eth0.100 3
    add_bridge_mapping eth0.200 4

    wondering if these interfaces will tag going out eth0?!?

    i’m currently waiting on hardware to be shipped so i can test.. will report back if i test before i hear a response….

    So far, putting two different VM guests on the same vmnet interface, the two machines can talk… but that is only localhost (not going out the eth0 interface)..

    Hope to hear a response, and look forward to a post when i finally do get my hardware in for testing..

    Thanks!!

  • It won’t pass the vlan tagging. The packets are passed to the guest vm untagged.

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