Restart VMware Fusion Networking from the Command Line

Every now and again I run into issues using Vagrant and VMware Fusion togther. Specifically around starting VMNET-DHCP servers. The following commands have done wonders to fix that in a pinch:

sudo /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --configure
sudo /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --stop
sudo /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --start

5 thoughts on “Restart VMware Fusion Networking from the Command Line

  • As and edit on this,
    sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –start
    sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –stop
    sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –configure

    as Mac being a unix backend doesn’t read spaces so require the \ for vmware

  • Looks like James was on a Mac and the double dashes got converted to a single long dash. Here’s the copy and pastable version:

    sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –start
    sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –stop
    sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –configure

  • “`
    sudo “/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli” –configure
    sudo “/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli” –stop
    sudo “/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli” –start
    “`

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