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Disable Netwrok Inteface Renaming

asked 2021-02-24 19:43:46 +0300

ali-beddah gravatar image


I want to prevent cloudbase-init from renaming my network interface to mac address. May I know how could I accomplish that?

I run it on Openstack glance images and network interface is renamed like this (tapxxxxxxxx-xx)

Thanks, Ali

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answered 2021-03-15 15:01:28 +0300

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Thank you for your reply. There is no functional reason to disable it, but this new name will confuse Windows admins because all new interfaces will get regular Windows names even detaching/attaching primary NIC will do the same thing.

I am proposing to make network interface renaming optional while installing cloudbase-init service.

Thanks, Ali

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answered 2021-03-15 10:58:47 +0300

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The interface renaming is a required part for the network configuration plugin implementation. Currently, there is no configuration option to disable the network interface rename. Is there a functional reason why you would need this?

Thank you,
Adrian Vladu

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