VMWare bridged adapter not working: The network bridge on device vmnet0 is not running. The virtual machine will not be able to communicate with the host or with other machines on your network. Failed to connect virtual device Ethernet1.

VMWare bridged adapter not working:

Message from system: The network bridge on device vmnet0 is not running. The virtual machine will not be able to communicate with the host or with other machines on your network. Failed to connect virtual device Ethernet1.

I'm not sure how to fix this but one of the issues is that my eth0 became eth1 after moving my hard drives to a new motherboard.  I have run the vmware-config.pl but this did not resolve the issue.

Solution

I already suspected the issue was that my eth0 no longer exists ever since I moved my HDD to a new server, it became eth1.  Even running vmware-config it doesn't update it I did a grep "eth0" in /etc/vmware and found the "locations" file had numerous references to eth0.

I decided to use sed to replace all eth0 with eth1 like so:

sed -i 's/eth0/eth1/g' /etc/vmware/locations

Now restart vmware and finally your bridged network will work again.

It's beyond me why the vmware-config util can't figure this issue out or why there's nothing in the vmware management to change/edit/fix this issue.


Tags:

vmware, bridged, adapter, vmnet, virtual, communicate, ethernet, eth, motherboard, config, pl, resolve, hdd, server, doesn, update, grep, quot, etc, locations, numerous, references, sed, restart, util, edit,

Latest Articles

  • Linux qemu-kvm How To Enable Soundcard in Guestl
  • QEMU-KVM Windows and Server Guest Installs Mouse Tracking Pointer Location Solution
  • SSH Keep Alive To stop Disconnections
  • Linux How To Disable SATA NCQ For Better Performance
  • the sign-in method you're trying to use isn't allowed. For more info, contact your network administrator - solution for active directory
  • gsmartcontrol for Windows to Check the SMART S.M.A.R.T status
  • WebRTC Vulnerability Shows Local IP Address Even When Using a Proxy or VPN Firefox Fix And Disable Solution
  • chroot in Linux Howto Simple and Easy Guide
  • qemu-kvm qemu-system Image format was not specified for '/mnt/space/cucm12.img' and probing guessed raw. Automatically detecting the format is dangerous for raw images, write operations on block 0 will be restricted. Specify the 'ra
  • Linux Over VNC VMWare How To Switch Virtual Terminals Console Without Using Ctrl+Alt+F1
  • Skype For Business 2015 and 2019 Guide, Reference, Howto and Troubleshooting Solutions
  • Centos 6 or 7 no DHCP IP during startup on first boot or reboot solution
  • Debian / Mint / Ubuntu net-tools packages provides netstat, ifconfig, route, arp and other classic network admin tools
  • Linux Mint XWindows Ubuntu MATE or Cinnamon How To Restart The GUI / Graphics / Session if it freezes without losing current windows or programs
  • Linux bash prompt why does it not show username@host and the current directory?
  • Microsoft SQL Server Check What Version is Running
  • How to install and setup LXC Containers (OpenVZ alternative) on Centos 6 / 7
  • Cisco CUCM Unified Communication Manager Howto Guide and Tutorials
  • SSH persistent and automatic login script for proxy
  • SSH proxy/command in the background or from cron script