Monthly Archives: July 2013

Virtual Network Editor

Important! – See update at end of Post below.

My good friend JC is a bit of an infrastructure guru. In a session I had with him a couple of years back, he showed me a really cool tool which is built into VMware Workstation called the Virtual Network Editor.
As I only use the free VMware Player at home, I wondered whether I would be able to find a way of using that great tool. I stumbled across a forum which had a post that revealed the fact that the Virtual Network Editor is actually included in the VMware Player. You just need to know how to fire it up. Here are the steps:

  1. open up a command prompt as administrator (right-click on the command prompt shortcut in the Start Menu and choose Run as administrator from the context menu);
  2. change directory to be root directory of your VMware Player installation. For me, that command was: cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player"
  3. run the following command from that directory: rundll32.exe vmnetui.dll VMNetUI_ShowStandalone

Virtual Network Editor

Virtual Network Editor – A great tool to manage virtual subnets.

And there have it. Now you just have to do learn how to use it 🙂

In VMWare Player 6, the above no longer works. However, there is another way. This is what I did:

  1. Download VMWare Workstation and install it somewhere (preferably in a virtual machine or some old box)
  2. Search for the following 2 files:
    • vmnetcfg.exe
    • vmnetcfglib.dll
  3. copy those 2 files to the working directory of your VMWare Player 6 installation. For me, that was C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player

You can just double-click on that exe to fire it up!

Find Packages on Nuget Using the Package Manager Console

Another handy Nuget command for the Package Manager Module:
PM>Get-Package -Filter React -ListAvailable