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A Network Adapter's Name is Set to "rename <number>" after a Hardware Replacement or a Change in the Udev Network Rules (Doc ID 2095346.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 3.0 and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.1.1 and later
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 1.0.1 and later
Exadata X6-8 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


After replacing a motherboard or a network card on Oracle Linux, Oracle VM or Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, the ethernet adapter(s)'s name will no longer be correct according to Network Interface naming scheme, listed as "rename<number>":



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