I created and configured a Ubuntu 10.04.3 VM in VMware Player 3.1.4 and now wanted to deploy it on our VMware server, which is running at version 1.0.4. To do this, I used VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3.0 to convert the VM to a format that is digestible for VMware Server 1.x.
The conversion apparently "worked", the VM booted on the VMware server, however did not have any network access - only the
lo interface was up, not
eth0, even though an ethernet device was correctly set up in the VM configuration. Trying
ifup eth0 resulted in the following error:
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device Bind socket to interface: No such device Failed to bring up eth0.
Removing and re-adding the ethernet device from/to the VM configuration and uninstalling VMware tools from the VM did not change the situation. The same problems are encountered when trying to boot the converted VM in VMware Player on my workstation.
Is there anything I can do to avoid having to completely re-install in a new VM on the VMware server? I'd rather avoid that if possible.