Thursday, May 16, 2013

ethX adapter names getting incremented in Ubuntu on VMware

note to self

Came across this issue with a P2Vd Ubuntu system. Network interface name seemed to get incremented eth0 >eth1 >eth2 and so on, each time a new adapter is added even when the old one is removed.

It is caused by the udev rule to persist device names with the hardware id located in  /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

This blog here helped to figure it out.