Comment 2 for bug 145503

From my VMX configuration

# First network interface card
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

From lspci -vvnn
console screenshot attached

From lsmod (on boot, with no changes after installation)
e1000
The proper module is loaded for the NIC, but the devices does not appear in ifconfig