CentOS 7 minimal install can’t detect ethernet

I had this problem, and found out that the reason is that the v7 3.10 kernel no longer supports the Ethernet Controller device:

$ lspci -k
...
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
...

So, using what I found at https://access.redhat.com/discussions/722093

I added the following line to my .vmx file:

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

And it works 🙂

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