I have a virtual machine called vnet208. I used to be able to ssh into it, but I made some changes a while ago and then we had some power outages and now I don't have network connectivity. I can get into the virtual machine on the host. I cannot ping the gateway.


When I rebooted the machine, I also got the following errors: reboot errors

Linux version: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)

Host machine is using Hyper-v

Hyper-v settings

Result of command ifdown eth0/ifup eth0 enter image description here

Result of command dmesg | grep -i eth enter image description here

#lspci -v|grep -i ethernet
00:0a.0 Ethernet Controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DEChip 21140 [FasterNet](rev20)

#dhcpcd eth0
err; eth0; ioctl SIOCGIFHWADDR: NO such device

#/etc/init.d/network start eth0
Interface eth0 is not available
eth0 returned 7 ... failed

Note: I am not a server admin, I'm a web developer, but I've been tasked with doing this, so please explain things simply :) If you need additional information, please comment below and I will attempt to get it.

  • Can you post the output of ifconfig -a? It seems that your eth0 has either mysteriously disappeared or been renamed.
    – David King
    Dec 17 '15 at 14:06
  • Also, is there a reason you're using a bridge device? Unless you're doing some weird network stuff you shouldn't need to create a bridge.
    – David King
    Dec 17 '15 at 14:08
  • Running ifconfig -a gave me the same output as ifconfig above. It did not show eth0. I don't know why there's a bridge set up, probably from past me trying to get this working, I'm not sure.
    – AllisonC
    Dec 17 '15 at 14:30
  • what happen if you perform ifdown eth0 and then ifup eth0 ?
    – lese
    Dec 17 '15 at 14:32
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    Also, why is there a down vote on this? Is it not a perfectly legitimate question?
    – David King
    Dec 17 '15 at 14:34

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