On a cloned Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 VM from VMware eth0 is not recognized

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Issue

  • When cloning a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 VM from a template that has eth0 as the primary nic, the cloned VM comes up with eth1 and trying to activate eth0 results in an error

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
  • VMware Vsphere 5.x
  • VMware Vsphere 6.x

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