SLES 11 - VMXNET3 name change using yast2 command line

Hello, firstable, excuse me for my lack in english.

New to this forum, I have a question about SLES 11 in VMWare ESXi 4.1 build 582267 using VMXNET3 as network card.

Here is the situation :

  • The operating System

[CODE]cat /etc/SuSE-brand

cat /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)

This VM has 4 NIC using VMXNET3 ‘hardware’.

The problem is :

If I use YAST2 with the curse interface to configure the NIC, the card name does not change and stay “VMXNET3 Ethernet Controller,” but if I use YAST2 in command line (yast2 lan edit id=0 bootprot=static ip=…), then the NIC name changes to “Ethernet Network Card” (Carte réseau Ethernet in french).

The NIC does not lost any funtionnality but it puzzles me.

I don’t know why this occurs and how to change the NIC name, I have already restart the VM, restart VMware Tools, etc., with no effects.

Can someone help me ? TIA


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I can’t see this behaviour but have a look at /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0 and edit the NAME=“Ethernet Network Card” to NAME=“VMXNET3 Ethernet Controller” . You can even do it from the cli, with sed.