The VM running on a host-only network receives an IP address from the internal DHCP server of the VMware Workstation. So, you can have a. Your diagram is NAT, not host-only. Host-only does not create a host gateway to the internet. In your example the host vNIC is probably. Host-only networking in VMware Workstation creates a network between all virtual machines (whose network type is set to host-only as well) and the host. Host-only networking provides a network connection between the virtual machine and the host computer, using a virtual Ethernet adapter that is visible to the. By default, VMware Workstation offers 3 types of virtual networks – NAT, bridged, and host-only. The Internet access, as described above. When you install Workstation on a Windows or Linux host system, a host-only network (VMnet1) is set up for you. Host-only networking is useful if you need to set up an isolated virtual network. In a host-only network, the virtual machine and the host virtual network adapter are. This article describes how to configure host-only networking for an existing virtual machine in VMware Player.