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CentOS 7 VM's will not connect to the network

Good Day VM Guru's

I just started using ESXi 6 and I created a Windows Server 2012 VM and gave it on a VLAN and I can ping anywhere in my network. I create a CentOS 7 VM and gave it an IP on the same VLAN and I cannot even ping the Gateway, I have re-verified all my configurations and all is good. Has anyone had this issue aor know where I might find my answer.

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Which NIC have you assigned to the CentOS VM - E1000, VMXNET3 etc. Certain ones will require the installation of VMware tools:

Mount the tools to the VM via the Web Client then follow:

CentOS 6.2 VMware Tools Install the Easy Way | Greg Carriger's Blog

__________________________________________________________ Graham User Moderator http://virtualg.uk | @VirtualG_UK
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Good Day

It has the VMXNET3 adapter assigned

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‌VMXNET3 drivers are not natiy installed. Have you installed VMware tools and rebooted ?

__________________________________________________________ Graham User Moderator http://virtualg.uk | @VirtualG_UK
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No, I have no experience loading the tools on a LINUX machine, so I am trying to figure it out. Do you have a procedure for loading them?

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Automatic Connect check box should ON


Try below steps


How to Setup network on centos 7

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I changed the network card to E1000 and it was detected in centOS 8. Just the dynamic one called "flexible" does not have drivers here.

installing open-vm-tools has not made it work either. e1000 does work.

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