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If you receive such message on your virtual machine, you have workaround to fix this problem


To check ip and mac:

[root@demo devices]# arping -c 2 -w 3 -D -I eth9 XX.XX.XX.X

ARPING XX.XX.XX.X from eth9
Unicast reply from XX.XX.XX.X   [00:50:56:xx:xx:xx:xx]  0.697ms
Sent 1 probes (1 broadcast(s))
Received 1 response(s)

In the interface initialization script /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-eth it has the following:

if ! /sbin/arping -q -c 2 -w 3 -D -I ${REALDEVICE} ${ipaddr[$idx]} ; then
net_log $”Error, some other host already uses address ${ipaddr[$idx]}.”
exit 1

Just comment it out above in and restart network service. It is working fine 🙂 🙂 🙂