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VMWare Player seems to have a DHCP server built into it that automatically runs on the "Host-Only" networks and provides addresses to the clients.

Is there some way that I can disable this DHCP service and make those networks just act like a dumb switch? I want to handle DHCP requests on the host.

I see the option for "Lan Segments" but can't seem to make those available to the host OS.

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I replied a minute ago based on Workstation's menu. Found a Player around here but I cannot find the same option to edit virtual networks. – Mike B Jun 20 '12 at 17:54

I found that you can simply disable the "VMWare DHCP Service" under services on Windows (I'm sure there is a Linux equivalent). However that will disable DHCP for all VMs, not just the one you are interested in.

It would be great if there were a way to configure it per VM.

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solution for vmware player 4.03 in ubuntu 9.10 in a terminal run : sudo gedit /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf

place "#" on each line

reboot or restart vmware services

it works

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