SDP2 - How to Change Network Interface Names for SDP2 Servers that have biosdevname Enabled (em1, em2... emX)

(Doc ID 2376336.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2018

Applies to:

StorageTek Service Delivery Platform (SDP2) - Version 2.3.2 to 2.4.0 [Release 2.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Follow this DocID if you installed SDP2 on Oracle Linux 6.4-6.9 and:
- the NICs on your SDP2 server are showing as em1, em2...emX (or similar) instead of eth0, eth1...ethX (as shown by ip address show or ifconfig)
- your SDP2 server hardware is one of Dell PowerEdge, C Series, and Precision Workstation systems (which enable biosdevname by default)
- you know biosdevname is enabled on your server and you need to disable it

Do NOT follow this DocID if:
- you installed SDP2 on OL7 (or RHEL7)... This fix does not address systemd NIC naming (you should reinstall the OS and install SDP2 on a supported OS)

Goal

Change NIC names for SDP2 servers that have biosdevname enabled from em1, em2... emX (or similar) to eth0, eth1... ethX

Solution

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