I installed a RHEL virtual machine with Virtual Box and I can't ping my host computer nor internet.

I configured 2 adapters:

  1. Attached to NAT, promiscuous allow all and cable connected
  2. Atteched to Bridged Adapter, promiscuous allow all and cable connected

When I run ip addr show, here is the output:

ip addr show output

Thank you.

  • First of all, the eth0 has no IP address. So either it receives it from VirtualBox or you should assign it with some of the NAT IP segment (probably 192.168.x.x - you should be able to find it in virtualbox somewhere). The eth1 has no connection (virtual wire) as it says it has NO-CARRIER and is not in LOWER_UP state. – Jaroslav Kucera Apr 12 '18 at 11:59
  • Thank you for your clarifications. Can I assign an ip adress to eth0? – elpha01 Apr 12 '18 at 12:01
  • Yes, from proper IP segment. – Jaroslav Kucera Apr 12 '18 at 12:24

Thanks to Jaroslav Kucera who said that I should assign an ip to eth0.

I followed this article

I modified /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 for DHCP then reboot.

Now I can ping internet.


An additional contribution after chasing the very same complaint for two days: I learned to look for the work " UP " in the NIC line and the br0 line (if present, as they are with virtual machines). I use routinely for both CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 the commands:

# ip  link  set  br0  down
# ip  link  set  br0  up 
# systemctl  reboot

Verify the primary NICs have an " UP " status as well. They usually do.


Had similar issue

Check that you have following added to: /etc/sysconfig/network:


Make sure you have configuration file in respective place (according to your device name): /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-enp0s3 in my case:


Then run: ifup enp0s3
(your device name can be different, for example eth0, so double check that)

Also this command sudo service networking restart might help in some cases.

Related issue: https://serverfault.com/questions/660210/cant-start-centos-7-network-service

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