Fabric Interconnect (Xsigo) After XgOS Install or Upgrade 'ethmgmt' Network Interface Will Not Come up, Cannot Configure Networking (Doc ID 2089322.1)

Last updated on MAY 04, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fabric Interconnect F1-15 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Fabric Interconnect F1-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Private Cloud Appliance X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After XgOS install or upgrade or installing a new Gen2 Front Panel, the 'ethmgmt' network interface is not found.  Without the 'ethmgmt' network interface present, networking cannot be configured to connect the Fabric Interconnect to a network.  When looking at the Fabric Interconnect over serial console the errors show that eth1 is being renamed to eth4.  The errors are also found in /var/log/kern.log.  Here is the errors where the network devices are being renamed:

(snip below is also found also in /var/log/kern.log)

 Reinstalling the XgOS from scratch also doesn't resolve the problem.

Changes

 XgOS install or upgrade/downgrade or brand new Gen2 Front Panel installation.

Cause

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