I've been hacking around the dhcp configs on vmware fusion a bit. This is the first time I decided to writ any of it down. There are 2 vmnets that get created, vmnet1 and vmnet8. vmnet1 is local vmnet1 is for nated networks. I needed to add a static IP to my config. To do this cd to /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion. Once there sudo vi vmnet8/dhcpd.conf. At the end of this file appened the standard IP host config that you may want. Save, and run ./boot.sh --restart. Enjoy.