So I installed and rebooted and had no network. WAT? I was utterly clueless initially but quickly found some great clues here.
Here were the steps to having usable network access:
Configure VMWare to use Bridged networking.
# dladm show-link -o link (displayed e1000g0) # ipadm create-if e1000g0 # ipadm create-addr -T dhcp e1000g0/v4
Edit /etc/nsswitch.conf and add dns to the end of a couple of lines so that you end up with
hosts: files dns ipnodes: files dns
Edit /etc/resolv.conf and configure it from scratch so that it looks something like
domain example.com nameserver 184.108.40.206 nameserver 220.127.116.11
(using values that work for your machine, of course; grab these from resolv.conf on Linux or from the output of ipconfig /all on Windows if you don’t know what to use)
I don’t have hints for picking up the DNS information automatically from DHCP. Do you? (Please leave a comment.)