Network Cards Getting Enumerated in the Wrong Order (Doc ID 1073118.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version: 4.5 to 5.3 - Release: OEL4U5 to OEL5U3
Oracle VM - Version: 2.1 to 2.2   [Release: OVM21 to OVM22]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Your network device names have changed ( eth1 is now eth2 ) or you see network devices with wrong names which causes loss of network communication.

# ifconfig -a
__tmp260562452 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:23:BA:A2:5F
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:169 Memory:d6000000-d6012800

Cause

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