Solved

RedHat 9 on VMWare trouble configuring NIC

Posted on 2003-12-07
11
10,062 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Has anyone installed RH 9.0 on VMware?  How do you config the NIC?  The physical host is an Intel PRO/100 mini PCI and the NIC inthe VM is just VMWare's virtual NIC...

I am clueless, any help appreciated!

Truck
0
Comment
Question by:truckirwin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
11 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:shivsa
ID: 9892448
which platform you used (linux) for VMware?
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:shivsa
ID: 9892458
r u using static ips for vmnet or u have dhcp.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
ID: 9892651
The virtual NIC is a AMD PCNET PCI, which means that in your Red Hat network configuration, you select this device type. If you did configure vmware so that it provides a DHCP server, you are pretty much done. Just tell your RH installation which DHCP server to use, if you reserved a network segment for your virtual machines, just specify all the required information.

Where are you stuck? What's not working?
0
NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

 

Author Comment

by:truckirwin
ID: 9892799
physical system = win2k, static IP,   VMware is DHCP

when I go and set the net config, I get the error - " Eth1 does not seem to be present."

Tried the solution found in another string:

check_link_down () {
   return 1;
}

but no luck.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
ID: 9892830
The Red Hat system should only see eth0. You only have one virtual network adapter. When your virtual Red Hat system  is up, can you please run /sbin/ifconfig
This will report all network interfaces the system finds. There should be an eth0.
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
shivsa earned 500 total points
ID: 9892832
u have to this string to this file.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
0
 

Expert Comment

by:hmomeni
ID: 9911133
Hey, have you installed vmware tools? You should install it first and then it automatically adds the proper driver ( a virtual driver - AMD type thing ).

0
 

Author Comment

by:truckirwin
ID: 9913891
Man, I wish I had known that sooner!  Whats the process to install VMtools?  I don't know if Ishould install them in the VM or the host???
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
ID: 9917373
The VMtools need to be installed on the guest system.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Seehachart
ID: 10365457
You need to copy /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 by yrslf
and modify IP inside the file before bring it up.

But my problem is how can I using physical NIC inside VM instead of virtual NIC?
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
ID: 10365468
Seehachart, please don't post questions in old (and already closed) questions. Please open a new question.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I am a long time windows user and for me it is normal to have spaces in directory and file names. Changing to Linux I found myself frustrated when I moved my windows data over to my new Linux computer. The problem occurs when at the command line.…
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question