After installing the VMware Tools on our Suse Linux Enterprise 10 guest, we kept losing the network configuration. Apparently, after loading the vmxnet driver there were 2 network cards present.
So here is the workaround:
- Start yast (or use the gnome desktop to configure yast via the GUI)
- Click the Network devices link and click on Network Card
- Leave the default “traditional method with ifup” and click Next
- Select the current configured card and click the Edit button
- Write down (copy) the current configuration name (eth-id-xxxxxxx)
- Click the back button and remove the current configured network card by pressing the delete button. NOTE: only 1 network card should remain
- Back in yast overview, navigate to Network devices => Network Card
- Select the card that is not configured and click the Edit button
- On the configuration name, replace pci-xxx by eth-id-xxxx (written down earlier)
- Fill out all necessary IP configuration (IP Address, subnet mask).
- Leave yast and commit your changes