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enable promiscuous mode on adapter error in VMWare Workstation

Hi am testing out VMWare Workstation and have come across the below error when trying to run a Palo Alto OVA.

“The virtual machine’s operating system has attempted to enable promiscuous mode on adapter ‘adapter_name’. This is not allowed for security reasons.”

The below video shows the error and how to resolve it. If you don’t want to watch the video then please find the steps below the video.

Some googling brought me to the below article:

In short, on your host system and if you are the only user on it, and if you are using Linux, as I have not tested this on Windows:

Open a terminal and run:
chmod a+rw /dev/vmnet0

If you need to lock this down more then follow the steps in the article to create a group with the correct access and add the users to the group.

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