Bringing up interface fails with error: Device has different MAC address than expected, ignoring.

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Issue

  • When starting the network service or using the ifup command, some interface is listed as FAILED with this error:

    Bringing up interface eth0: Device has different MAC address than expected, ignoring. [FAILED]
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • network service

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