CentOS 7 VM (VMWare Fusion) IP Address not assigned to eth0

I have a CentOS 7 VM (64 bit) running off a VMWare Fusion 8.5.10 on High Sierra. I recently moved the contents of an old mac-book to a new one.

I initially had some problems with ens33 being listed and no eth0 being found, which I resolved after make changes to my grub conf.

However, I never got an IP Address assigned to eth0.
The contents of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0


I have tried with ‘HWADDR’ uncommented but to no avail.

The command ifup eth0 fails with the error

Error: Connection activation failed: No suitable device found for this connection.

On my host system, I have a vmnet2 custom network configured.

It would be great if I can get this issue resolved. The VM was working perfectly fine on my old mac and the problem really started after moving the machine as part of the mac data migration.

Unix & Linux Asked by Bou on December 28, 2020

1 Answers

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Further probing around I found a nondescript mention of a similar issue and resolution at

Gist - the interface eth0 was declared as 'unmanaged by the Network Manager' and the VM rebooted. I could see an IP address getting assigned and I could access the internet from my VM. Having said that, I am still not sure why in the first place this was not working. I will endeavour to update this thread, if I find the answer. In the meantime, your suggestions are more than welcome.

Answered by Bou on December 28, 2020

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