ID #1065

Bridged network does not work after hibernation of the host

When you suspend a VM and then use the hibernation feature of the host the bridged network of a VM may not work after waking up the host and starting the VM.
Typical error message then is "bridged network is down - cable unplugged ..."

The fix for this is to reboot the host and the VM.

A nicer workaround is to restart the vmnetbridge service.
To do that create a batch file with this two lines:

net stop vmnetbridge
net start vmnetbridge

and run the batch as administrator.
The batch usually runs a few seconds only and so this way is more convenient then having to reboot the host.

Applies to all Windows platforms

Tags: down, vmnetbridge

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