Puppet I can't find the address that is being assigned to the Machine using facter

I'm following the "Learn Puppet PDF and I've used both vmplayer 7 and now vmware workstation 11 both in bridged mode,

I've tired literally everything I can think of I even created a reservation using the mac address in my DHCP server running on windows 2012 r2.

it looks like it's getting the loop backup address 127.0.0.1


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Network ZeroCloud Engineer Author Commented:
The system is running on centos 6.5
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Install VMware Tools in the Virtual Machine.

Click the button in your screenshot and then..

See my EE Article for Linux

Part 9: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server
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Network ZeroCloud Engineer Author Commented:
Hmmm @ Andrew, My problem is not installing vmware tools my problem is that I can't an ip address in centos there is no guest operating system so It wont let me install the guest operating system.

Will installing Vmware tools fix my ip issue?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So there is NO OS installed in a virtual machine?

a virtual machine, uses an Intel E1000 network interface, the OS you have booted has no IP Address, because it cannot detect any hardware.
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Network ZeroCloud Engineer Author Commented:
Hey Andrew!

I finally figured out what the problem was...

Mine was using an 8254 EM, -- I used that command to find out

lspci -nn | grep -i net

You see the main issue here is that this VM wasn't created by me it was created by the company Puppet themselves to learn puppet.

I started just troubleshooting nic card issues and virtual nic card issues

I went ahead and removed the vm since I had nothing going on and started over same issue...

so then I moved on and looked at everything going on in the console...

and I saw this ---> Determining IP information for eth0... failed; no link present. Check cable

I researched the issue..

I looked at the physical hardware and virtual and remember I had a virtual switch set up that was being used for hyper V

so I removed the switch and re-confirmed everything was on bridge mode

and made it so it only was able to select my Ethernet card and bamm I have an IP address now and I moved on to the next step which is going in via SHH which now works :)

Puppet here I come :)

Thanks for your advise Andrew!
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Network ZeroCloud Engineer Author Commented:
Helped me figure out enough steps to troubleshoot the issue and figure out the problem.
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