Network Interface Names output from ifconfig

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – So this has been driving me nuts for a good couple of hours, so I thought I'd ask about it here (let me know if there's a better forum for this question). I have a CentOS Virtual Machine on ESXi. I was trying to configure the network interface because it wasn't working, so I changed the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 to the right IP address/gateway/netmask/MAC ID etc. After restarting the network this has fixed my connection problem (I can ping the default gateway and other VMs). However, when I type "ifconfig" I don't get the listing of "eth0" as an interface, but I get "eth (HowTos)