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ODA VM: VM's Network is not Working With MAC Address 00:00:00:00:00:00 (Doc ID 2527859.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.3.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Can not access VM XXXXXX by ssh and VM not pingable. Boot VM up successfully and access console by  vncviewer .

Running kernel is uek4 as below:
Linux <HOSTNAME> 4.1.12-61.1.28.el6uek.x86_64 #2 SMP Thu Feb 23 20:03:53 PST 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Command 'ifconfig -a' shows that MAC address of network interface  eth0 on VM XXXXXX is 00:00:00:00:00:00 and   restart service network failed with error 'No suitable device found for connection System eth0'.

[root@XXXXXX network-scripts]# service network restart
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface:      [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0: Error: No suitable device found: no device found for connection 'System eth0'    

Network vif in vm.cfg of VM as below:

vif = [ 'type=ioemu, bridge=net1' ]




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