RHEL based systems receive new network device interfaces with new IP settings applied along with incremented indexes in the interface names. For example, if the source system has two network interfaces eth0 and eth1, then the target system will obtain the network interface names as eth2 and eth3 respectively.
RHEL 7 — In RHEL 7, Consistent Network Device Naming is enabled by default. Thus no additional actions are required from a user/administrator perspective.
NM_CONTROLLED=noin ifcfg-* files) (Source: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/112643)
- SSH to the source system as root.
- Identify the PCI address of your Ethernet interfaces with lspci command as depicted in the following figure:
- Create the /etc/udev/rules.d/60-persistent-net.rules file and fill it with the following type of network device NAME mapping, highlighted for reference as depicted in the following figure:
- Rename and modify (using any editor of your choice), /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* files to use the new names in the
DEVICE=valuefields. The following figure depicts the DEVICE values after modifying the corresponding ifcfg-* files (highlighted for reference).
- Ensure that you have console access in case there are some network connectivity issues. Reboot the system by executing the reboot command.
After rebooting the operating system all the current network interfaces on the system will be renamed according to the Consistent Network Device Naming scheme.