Oracle Linux: Network Not Working After Performing a Minor Update to Oracle Linux 7.5
(Doc ID 2412948.1)
Last updated on MAY 22, 2020
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 to Oracle Linux 7.5 [Release OL7 to OL7U5]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
After patching server to Oracle Linux 7.5 the network will not come up.
When trying to restart the network service it fails with the following errors:
Failed to start LSB: Bring up/down networking
The status of the service shows "failed":
# systemctl restart network.service
network.service - LSB: Bring up/down networking
Loaded: loaded (/etc/rc.d/init.d/network)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Date & Time GMT; ##s ago
Process: PID ExecStart=/etc/rc.d/init.d/network start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
The messages logs show the following:
hostname systemd: Starting LSB: Bring up/down networking...
hostname systemd: network.service: control process exited, code=exited status=6
hostname systemd: Failed to start LSB: Bring up/down networking.
hostname systemd: Unit network.service entered failed state.
hostname systemd: network.service failed.
Server was updated from Oracle Linux 7.3 to Oracle Linux 7.5. Issue can happen when updating from Oracle Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4.
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