Configure VMnet8 (NAT) on Windows 8.1 with Client Hyper‑V


win81vmwareRecently I have built a test lab with Windows 8.1 with Client Hyper‑V, because I could not connect the domain controller to my company network I did not have access to Internet or any other network. So I have needed to get the VMsupdates from Internet behind VMnet8 (NAT).

2014-12-07_19-08-51Windows 8.1 with Client Hyper‑Vdoes not offer an Advanced NAT Configurationyet. Instead the VMnet8network adapter can connect VMs to a LAN using a private IP network between the VM guest and the host computer. In addition, VMware Virtual Network Editor provides a DHCP Server in this virtual private NAT network. The DHCPrange for the NATvirtual network is with the host virtual adaptor being and all guest VMsusing the NAT network pulling IP addresses from the VMware DHCP Server.

natnewpictureNAT is generally useful when the number of IP addresses is limited, ensure…

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