How do I load a kernel module on system startup?

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Issue

  • A kernel module required for system operation is not being loaded on startup.
  • Once the system has booted, the required modules must be manually inserted via modprobe.
  • How can I configure persistent module loading?
  • I would like to ensure a particular module loads each boot. How can I do this?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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