Fedora 15 had changed the network device naming scheme from ethX to a physical location-based name. It is called Consistent Network Device Naming.
But I feel it is not convenient for me. Because I am using Kickstart to install servers at my company, and we also install APF( and its configuration) through Kickstart automatically. If I used the new naming feature, I would need to modify APF configuration manually.
Fortunately, the developers of Fedora 15 considered this situation, so we can still use the traditional ethX.
After normally installation, I just appended “biosdevname=0″ into the kernel command line in the /etc/grub.conf file, and then changed ifcfg-p3p1(on my server) to ifcfg-eth0 in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory, don’t forget to change the DEVICE=eth0 in the ifcfg-eth0 file. After that, reboot the system.
As for installation using Kickstart, I appended “biosdevname=0″ at the end of the line “bootloader” in kickstart file like below
bootloader –location=mbr –driveorder=sda –append=”rhgb quiet biosdevname=0″
At the post section, added the following two lines
rm -f /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-p*
rm -f /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules