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For communicating between VMs, what is the difference between the 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8?

The documentation is not clear.

Does one of them have any advantage over the other? If not, why do they exist?

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Only if you plan to use VLAN, or Cluster VMs.

LAN Segments can be use to create Teaming between Network Adapters, or just to create private LANs inside of a group of VMs.

Take a look some article regarding both, and how to implement

http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/create-a-team-in-vmware-workstation

http://www.vladan.fr/how-to-create-and-use-vlans-in-vmware-workstation/

Hope this can help

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thank you for your answer. Though i am answering this for VMWare Workstation 8, and since VMWare Workstation 8 VM Teams no longer exist. –  Ricardo Polo Oct 12 '11 at 19:05
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