Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bringing Up Interface Eth0: Error: No Suitable Device Found: No Device Found for Connection ‘System Eth0’

The problem begins when, after cloning a virtual machine, the eth0 device cannot be found by the kernel.  You will normally notice an error during boot similar to:  “Bringing up Interface eth0:  Error:  No suitable device found:  no device found for connection ‘System eth0’.

Bringing up Interface eth0: Error: No suitable device found: no device found for connection ‘System eth0’
As I mentioned above, this is caused when the new virtual machine is created.  VMware has assigned an Ethernet adapter to the virtual machine with a different MAC address than what the source VM was using.
ifconfig shows eth1 instead of eth0

Edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 File
With this information, grab the HWaddr, we will then edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file and change the HWADDR parameter to the MAC address that you found in one of the 2 steps above.

Edit the MAC address in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

Restart the Network Service:

# service network restart