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Interface NAT 'DOWN' at startup


I'm running a VM (Linux CentOS 6.6) on a ZBook PC host (CentOS 6.5) with VMware Workstation 12 Pro.

The VM has a eth0 interface, connected with the NAT network of VMware (vmnet8 interface of the host).

When I start the PC and run the VM : the eth0 interface of the VM remains 'DOWN', with 'ADDRCONF (NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready' in /var/log/messages of the VM.

When I connect the PC host to the internet (ethernet or wifi), the eth0 interface of the VM changes to 'UP', with :

e1000: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None

ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready

in /var/log/messages.

Even when I disconnect the PC host connection, the interface remains 'UP', till I reboot the PC host.

Is there any way to have the eth0 UP at VM startup, independantly of the PC host connexion ?

Thank you for your help,


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