Network device name changes after installing/configuring VDSM

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Need to maintain network device names as ethX instead of the default new naming convention in RHEL 7
  • After reboot of VDSM host, network configuration is lost.
  • Network device name changes to original names (ethX -> enoX)


  • Red Hat Virtualization 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 as Hypervisor

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