Disable network interface from "ifconfig -a" or "ip a"

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Issue

  • How to disable unused network interfaces and not show up with ifconfig -a or ip a.
  • We are getting false positive GroundWork monitoring alerts because the NICs are up but do not have an IP address.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 7.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 6.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 5.

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