Running VM Workstation 8 and OL 6.3 and bridging the network adapter.
All seems to be working fine with the exception of the NIC doesn't seem to be automatically coming up and is disconnected (see images) at boot, the device status is set to "connect at power on".
Is this a setting I've missed somewhere in VM or in OL 6.3?
The networking configuration utility has an option "Connect Automatically." You may have overseen it. You can also change this value in the networking script "/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0" and setting "ONBOOT=yes".