Chapter 6. Overview of network configuration methods

The following section provides an overview of network configuration methods that are available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

6.1. Selecting network configuration methods

  • To configure a network interface using NetworkManager, use one of the following tools:

    • the text user interface tool, nmtui.
    • the command-line tool, nmcli.
    • the graphical user interface tools, GNOME GUI.
  • To configure a network interface without using NetworkManager:

    • edit the ifcfg files manually.
  • To configure the network settings when the root filesystem is not local:

    • use the kernel command-line.