HowTo: CentOS – Minimal. Configure Network Adapter
Check IP address
Note: ifconfig has been depreciated in Linux versions. Most systems will be using the IP command from now on.
Additional Commands can be found here.
Restart the networking service for configurations to take affect
service network restart
To ensure that VMware Tools are able to install on this machine, you will need to install the ifconfig utility.
yum install net-tools