In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, operstate is unknown after reboot

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Issue

  • In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, operstate is unknown after reboot. NIC works normally and no issues seen with network connection.
[root@XXXX-103 ~]# cat /sys/class/net/eth0/operstate 
unknown

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • vmxnet3 1.1.18.0-k
  • forcedeth 0.64

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