[CentOS-virt] CentOS-7 x86_64 AMIs and consistent network device naming

Fri Nov 4 13:22:47 UTC 2016
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 04/11/16 11:18, Jinesh Choksi wrote:
> Hello,
> Re:
> https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7-Beta/html/7.3_Release_Notes/bug_fixes_general_updates.html
> Are there any upcoming plans for turning off the use of legacy interface
> names in the next official CentOS 7.x AMI?
> Currently, both the official RHEL 7.3 GA AMI and the latest available
> official CentOS-7 x86_64 AMI use legacy interface names via either:
> - "net.ifnames=0" kernel boot parameter
> or
> - "ln -vs /dev/null /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-setup-link.rules"
> As I'm setting up some automation which will use the official CentOS 7
> AMI, I'm wondering whether to switch on the new naming scheme manually
> and pre-empt the switch over or wait until the official AMIs switch over.
> Also, will the next CentOS 7 AMI start using NetworkManager instead of
> the traditional ifcfg-* scripts?

would making these changes not break the existing automation that folks
might have in place ?

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