Have you ever spent hours searching for something? This one little parameter was nearly impossible to locate so I’m adding it here in the hopes it helps someone else. I don’t know if it’ll work in VMWare Fusion, but it may. Give it a shot if that’s your bag.
In your virtual machine’s directory, search for the appropriate *.vmx configuration file. When you find it, add the following statement for each network card that you want to run in promiscuous mode.
etherenet%d.noPromisc = “False”
Replace %d with your VMWare interface-number. You’ll know what this number is once you get into your *.vmx file because you’ll see it referencing other assignments.
See also these undocumented *.vmx parameters.