[CentOS] No eth0 on centos 6.2

James Hogarth james.hogarth at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 11:02:06 UTC 2012

On 5 January 2012 22:57, Jeff <jtunix at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the help and info!

Here's the relevant link from the upstream vendor's release notes:

Naming convention for network interfaces

Traditionally, network interfaces in Linux are named eth[X]. However,
in many cases, these names do not correspond to actual labels on the
chassis. Modern server platforms with multiple network adapters can
encounter non-deterministic and counterintuitive naming of these
network interfaces.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 introduces biosdevname, an optional
convention for naming network interfaces. biosdevname assigns names to
network interfaces based on their physical location. Note, however
that biosdevname is disabled by default, except for a limited set of
Dell systems.
Refer to the Red Hat Knowledge Base for further information on using

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