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VM says Ethernet0 doesn't have a valid IP configuration

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My VM loses connectivity throughout my day, and when I do a repair, it says, Ethernet0 doesn't have a valid IP configuration ------ Fixed, but its not permanent.  

I'd like a permanent solution.

Thank you,
Mark
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Is this a P2V or V2V Conversion with VMware Converter ?

Do you have VMware Tools installed and the network interface in use is the VMXNET3?

What is the OS ?

What is the Hypervisor ? VMware ?
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Is this a P2V or V2V Conversion with VMware Converter ?  Dont know.  This is just workstation 15

Do you have VMware Tools installed and the network interface in use is the VMXNET3? yes, and dont know

What is the OS ? 10

What is the Hypervisor ? VMware ?  workstation 15
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vm is a vm created on a laptop from Vmware's file when we bought it
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You tried removing the network interface from VM Settings, and re-adding ?

What networking are you using Bridged or NAT ?

in the VM static or dhcp ?
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Plz tell me how to find those
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adapter is nat
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Okay, so this is a NAT network setup.

Did you remove the network interface and re-add to the VM ?

Also is the OS set to DHCP or Static ?
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Andrew, I have no idea.  I only installed the VM and am using it.  I didnt change any defaults
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Still need assistance with this plz
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Set the Network Interface to Bridged.

Remove the network interface in the OS

Set it to DHCP
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Please clarify.  I set the vm's connection to bridged.  How do you remove the NW interface on the OS?  Our computers are already set to DHCP
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Remove the network interface from the VM settings and then remove the phantom hidden interface from the OS
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Sorry Andrew, I have ZERO idea what you're saying.  Please clarify.  Thank you
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in the VMware VM settings delete the interface.

this is the first step also check that the IP address is NOT in use it may be worth assigning a new static address very different to the IP being assigned by DHCP
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There's no delete, but there is "Remove".  Is that what you meant?  And after it's gone will I still have NW connectivity?  I cant just stop working
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Andrew, plz watch this and comment what you think

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUdLvzIB9Ag
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vmware is working on this.
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