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Enable VMWare Network Adapter On CentOS 7, Windows Server 2012

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Today I was trying to install CentOS 7 over VMWare 11 but unfortunately the network is not detecting on the CentOS 7. So, After a research I found a way to enable network adapter on CentOS 7 over VMWare 11.

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS APPLICABLE FOR WINDOWS SERVER 2012 R2 ALSO.

I found out  the reason  that the CentOS v7 3.10 kernel no longer supports the Ethernet Controller device.

So, after my research what I have found at https://access.redhat.com/discussions/722093

I have added the following line to my .VMX file:

ethernet0.virtualDev = “e1000”

And it’s really worked.

To edit a .VMX file:

1. Ensure that the virtual machine is shut down (not suspended).

2. Select the virtual machine from the VMware application window (Like for me CentOS 7). Then Click on  VM > Settings, Click on Options Tab. Click on Advanced.

3. Under File Locations you will see Configuration and Log. You can find the files in those directories. Here is a screenshot of that,

VMWare_VMX_Location
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4. Open that Configuration .VMX file using notepad and add that line ethernet0.virtualDev = “e1000” on the end of the file.

5. When finished, save the changes by using the save option in the text editor. Exit the text editor.

6. Now start your VMWare Machine (CentOS 7) and you can access  Network from your CentOS 7.

 

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