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Network connectivity on a new CentOS installation


I had recently set up a new CentOS VM (v6.2) on my VirtualBox, but had a tough time configuring it to use the internet connectivity from my host machine. Here is a snapshot of the VirtualBox network settings for the VM:

Screen Shot 2013-06-09 at 4.16.50 PM

After quite a bit of troubleshooting, finally it turned out to be a simple config change. By default, CentOS does not configure the network interfaces on a new installation. I just had to execute the following command to configure the ethernet network interface. It acquired a new IP address and the network connectivity issue got resolved.

$ dhclient -v eth0