Fix to Detect RHEL Network Card on Vmware Workstation

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Fix to Detect RHEL 7.1 Beta Network (Ethernet) Interface on Vmware Workstation
Do you have a problem of network card detection on RHEL 7.1 which is hosted on VMWARE Workstation.

Even i have tried uninstalling open-vm-tools and installed vmware-tools, but everything was failed.

No problems, This trick will help you to resolve these network issue. Even i have tried

Some of you may have seen the issue during the initial installation of RHEL7.1 anaconda reported "no network connection available" or after the Installation.
  
Short Description:

Modify the guest's configuration .vmx file and append the entry for each ethernet card you have installed.

Step by Step Detailed Method:

Just go to the directory where your VMware machine files where created and find the .vmx extention file and edit vmx configuration file as below. (Example - C:\Virtual Machines\RHEL3U8_32\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.vmx)

1. Shut down the virtual machine.
2. Find the location of .vmx file of your installed Guest OS
3. Open the virtual machine's configuration file (.vmx) in a text editor.
4. Add or edit lines as below,
    ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
5. When finished, save the changes by using the save option in the text editor.
6. Exit the text editor.


The examples are based on the first Ethernet card in your system, referenced by eth0. If your system uses more Ethernet network cards, then replace the number 0 (of eth0) by the number that references your Ethernet card.

Thats it.

Power On the Guest OS RHEL 7.1, Now you can Identify the name assigned to the First Ethernet interface, using ip command.

Create a standard network card config file.
# vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ens1
DEVICE=ens1
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
TYPE=Ethernet
ONBOOT=yes
IPV6INIT=no
NM_CONTROLLED=no
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
PEERROUTES=yes
Restart the Network service.

Cheers!
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April 28, 2015

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