[CentOS] NICs order

Mon Feb 1 19:29:39 UTC 2016
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 02/01/2016 07:00 AM, Leroy Tennison wrote:
>> The issue here may be systemd
> ...
>> Web documentation at freedesktop.org says net.ifnames needs to be set
to zero, I found just the opposite but if it doesn't work for you try
both before giving up.
> Just to clarify: net.ifnames=0 disables the systemd/udev interface
renaming feature.  biosdevname=0 disables the biosdevname interface
renaming feature, which is completely separate.  If you want the
traditional, non-deterministic Linux interface naming, you must specify

You call it "deterministic". I will note that it is, in fact, straight
from Sun - 20 years ago, that was the naming on the Sparc Server that I
first picked up sysadmin work. Which was fine... FOR SUN HARDWARE. For
admins and users, it's *really* NOT a great idea, given that the system
could have a m/b from any OEM, and even trying to set up a std. kickstart
is a pain with that, much less anything more arcane. Why ethx, with the
option of adding the firmware MAC address, is such a bad idea, I have no
> Also, if you add rules to /etc/udev/rules.d, you should rebuild your

?!?!?!?! THAT I had never considered, nor done, and I'm sure that in
CentOS 6, I've changed things there, and just rebooted. Oh, great, I'm
getting flashes of WinDoze.

Thanks for that info, though. I need to remember that.