Failed to read network interface (eth1) information

  1. Connect to the vCenter Server Appliance via SSH (default username is root and password is vmware).

  2. Copy the /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0 to /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth1 file by running this command:

    cp /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0 /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth1

  3. Open the ifcfg-eth1 file using a text editor.

    Delete the vi /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth1 command as it is specific to the vi editor. The user can choose to use any editor for this purpose.

  4. Edit the file adding values for your network.

    For example:

    DEVICE=eth1
    BOOTPROTO=’static’
    STARTMODE=’auto’
    TYPE=Ethernet
    USERCONTROL=’no’
    IPADDR=’192.168.1.117′
    NETMASK=’255.255.255.0′
    BROADCAST=’192.168.1.255′

  5. Create a symlink for this file in /etc/sysconfig/network by running this command:

    ln -s /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth1 /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth1

  6. Restart the networking service to activate the new setup, by running this command:

    service network restart

  7. Check the web management interface to verify that the new settings are active.