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SYSTEMD-UDEVD Cannot rename devices when the new name is in use (Doc ID 2213541.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When a customer added a new interface to a vmware virtual machine, the interfaces did not come up after the VM was rebooted even though it was properly configured in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* and /etc/udev/rules.d/* files.

The following error was logged in /var/log/messages during the boot up process



 The customer added a new network interface to the system and then rebooted the system.


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