Network design

Before we start the design of the network, we will review the existing network switches that are installed by default. When you install the VMware Workstation, there are three switches installed by default. These are the following:

  • VMnet0
  • VMnet1
  • VMnet8


The VMnet0 switch is the Bridged switch, and it is the one that is connected to the physical network. That is not what we normally will configure in our test architecture. This is because the connection requires that there be a connected network to obtain an IP address from, and a DHCP server available. Another reason for not using the physical connection is the fact that it is the connection to the network, and as such, we could inadvertently direct an attack into the network and ...

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