[CentOS] Problem with CentOS 5.11 virtual machine

Wed Aug 24 16:49:10 UTC 2016
Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi>

Try reinstalling vmware-tools


24.8.2016 7.41 ip. "Kaplan, Andrew H." <AHKAPLAN at partners.org> kirjoitti:

> Hello --
> We completed an installation of CentOS 5.11 32-bit onto a Vmware ESXi
> 6.0.0 appliance for the purpose of running a legacy application. The
> hardware in question is a Dell PowerEdge R730xd system. The Vmware tools
> utility was installed onto the virtual machine, and that initially provided
> access to the network. Once that was done, patches from the CentOS
> repository were installed onto the virtual machine, and it was rebooted.
> The problem we are experiencing is that after that last reboot the network
> card is not recognized, and there is no connectivity. The error message we
> are getting is the following:
> vmxnet3 device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.
> The setup utility within CentOS recognizes the card being present, but the
> running ifup command, and turning off the NetworkManager daemon did not
> help. I also went to the /etc/udev/rules.d directory, removed the existing
> 60-net.rules file, and recreated it with the echo command. A reboot did not
> populate the file. I then tried creating a 70-persistent-net.rules file,
> and that did not work either.
> Running the command
> ls /sys/class/net
> listed only the lo interface.
> So far, the only solution that I can think of is to recreate the virtual
> machine, install the Vmware Tools utility, and forget about installing any
> patches. Before I do that, I wanted to know if anyone has any other ideas.
> Thanks.
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