I'm trying to build a RedHat VM on VMWare ESX. The build has gone fine, but I cannot get the bring up the network. I'm using a static IP, and when I use netconfig to configure network settings and restart the network services, it reports that eth0 has been brought up correctly.
redhat-config-network shows there is an eth0, but is inactive (and cannot be activated...)
But ifconfig shows that the interface is not up.
ifconfig eth0 192.168.70.110
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
etho: unknown interface: No such device
I think it may be a driver issue. In /etc/sysconfig/hwconf:
desc: "VMWare Inc|unknown device 15ad:0720"
Any ideas how to solve this one? Is there a specific driver I need for redhat to work with VMWare virtual NICs?
Thanks for any pointers....