[Techtalk] Network interfaces in image replication

Joana Botto joana.botto at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 20:52:46 UTC 2008

Hi Gayathri,

The servers are Sun Fire X2200 M2.
The first two network cards are broadband and the other two are nvidia.

Best regards,
Joana Botto

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Gayathri Swaminathan
<gayathri.swa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Joana Botto <joana.botto at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I had to install 16 servers with RHEL 5, I replicated the image using RAID
>> 1.
>> The servers are exactly the same and each one has 4 network interfaces.
>> Some of the serves after a reboot don't have network, the network
>> interfaces seem to be switched like these eth0 looks like eth2, eth1
>> is eth3, eth2 is eth1, and eth3 is eth0.
>> I already tried to comment out the MAC addresses at
>> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX but after a reboot the
>> network interfaces still appear switched. I also deleted those files
>> hoping they would be generated but the problem still exists.
>> Looks like a common problem in image replication. Can somebody give me
>> a hand please.
> Hey Joana:
> What is the hardware branded/custom built?
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> Gayathri Swaminathan
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