I'm bored to struggle with the compile issues of VMware Server on Linux. That's why I decided to use VMplayer. Unfortunately you cannot use multiple physical network cards in a VM - at least if you use the VMwareplayer GUI only. But you can if you add some lines in /etc/vmware/network and add and change some lines in the .vmx file of the Vm.
 
This page helped me to figure out how to get it done.

Prerequisites:
1) eth0 and eth1 exist on the host system, are connected to a real network and have IPs 192.168.0.10/24 and 192.168.2.10/24
2) The VM has two bridged nics defined
 
Goal:
The VM should be able to access the physical nics eth0 and eth1 on the virtual nics eth0 und eth1 in bridged mode:
 
I added following lines in /etc/vmware/networking:
 
add_bridge_mapping eth1 2
answer VNET_2_INTERFACE eth1

The vmx file of the VM got following new and modified lines:
 
ethernet0.connectionType="custom" (was "bridged")
ethernet0.vnet="vmnet0"
...
ethernet1.connectionType="custom"
ethernet1.vnet="vmnet2"

Finally I was able to access the real nics eh0 and eth1 from the VM.
 
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