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jagdip 01-30-2012 12:48 PM

forcing RHEL to name NICs in certain order
 
is it possible to force RHEL to name NIC ports in certain order internally with eth0,1,2,3 etc during installation?

acid_kewpie 01-30-2012 02:31 PM

in the relevant /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts.ifcfg-ethX file you can have a line saying "HWADDR=00:11:22:33:44:55" which will tie the name to a MAC. If you are using a build server like Cobbler, it will often write these files for you so it works on boot. Outside of that if this is a manual install, I don't think there is any way, but as it's manual, you can also just check by jumping to a console on alt+f3 or such and doing (i think) and "ifconfig -a" there or scrolling through the debug output to see the drivers loading and attaching devices to drivers.


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