I was facing this issue with centos 7.2 release and device was not showing in my nmcli.
I tried many times adding/removing cards the reason is that the v7 3.10 kernel no longer supports the Ethernet Controller device And the solution is..
I added the following line to your .vmx file and reboot system.
|ethernet0.virtualDev = “e1000”|
*replace ethernet0 with your card specific number