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detecting First NIC and Second NIC as eth2 and eth3

 
Jees Joy
Frequent Advisor

detecting First NIC and Second NIC as eth2 and eth3

Hi Friends,

I have HP DL 585g2 with RHEL 3 U8; The H/W have 6 NIC cards. First 2 on the Mother Board and have another DUO Nic in the 3 PCI Slot and another DUO NIC in th 8 PCI Slot; Currently the link is active only at First ethernet port. But after installation, Linux detect the first Ethernet divice of the HW as eth2;

could somebody help me

Thanks in advance
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: detecting First NIC and Second NIC as eth2 and eth3

Check this link, see the HWADDR parameter in the device configuration files:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-5-manual/Deployment_Guide-en-US/s1-networkscripts-interfaces.html
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: detecting First NIC and Second NIC as eth2 and eth3

Andrew Cowan
Honored Contributor

Re: detecting First NIC and Second NIC as eth2 and eth3

Jees,

This is virtually impossible to control as the device names depend upon how Linux gropes the various system buses. If you are looking at pluggable cards you can control the names according to the socket locations, however a lot of modern devices are hard-wired onto the motherboard, or internal buses, and therefore you can't move them.