clevis module inside the initramfs causes NetworkManager creates an unexpected new connection profile

Solution Unverified - Updated -


  • NetworkManager creates automatically an unknown connection profile and connects it during the boot process, though the connection profile for ens192 has already existed.
  • The unexpected network connection can be down manually and the connection profile the user defines can be up correctly after boot.
NAME    UUID                                  TYPE      DEVICE 
ens192  xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx  ethernet  ens192   <<<--- unknown connection
ens192  yyyyyyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyyyyyyy  ethernet  --       <<<--- connection user-created
hostname NetworkManager[1592]: <info>  [1666853571.1641] ifcfg-rh: new connection /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ens192 (yyyyyyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyyyyyyy,"ens192")
hostname NetworkManager[1592]: <info>  [1666853571.3034] manager: (ens192): new Ethernet device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/2)
hostname NetworkManager[1592]: <info>  [1666853571.3055] ifcfg-rh: add connection in-memory (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx,"ens192")
hostname NetworkManager[1592]: <info>  [1666853571.3074] device (ens192): state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'connection-assumed', sys-iface-state: 'external')
hostname NetworkManager[1592]: <info>  [1666853571.3102] device (ens192): state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'connection-assumed', sys-iface-state: 'external')
hostname NetworkManager[1592]: <info>  [1666853571.3130] device (ens192): Activation: starting connection 'ens192' (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9
  • clevis module is in initramfs

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