Renaming a Network Interface Card with SystemD UDEV Rules

Assuming the following for this example:

  • Physical Device Path = /sys/class/net/eth1
  • Device Name = enx7cc2c6494cfb
  • Serial = 007CC2C6494CFB
  • MAC Address = 7c:c2:c6:49:4c:fb

First check what attributes you wish to match from your UDEV Device. In this case we’ll use ID_USB_SERIAL_SHORT as it’s an ASIX USB NIC.

udevadm info /sys/class/net/eth1 | grep ID_USB_SERIAL_SHORT
E: ID_USB_SERIAL_SHORT=007CC2C6494CFB

Then create your systemd link device.

nano /etc/systemd/network/10-enx7cc2c6494cfb.link
[Match]
Property=ID_USB_SERIAL_SHORT=007CC2C6494CFB

[Link]
Name=enx7cc2c6494cfb
MACAddress=7c:c2:c6:49:4c:fb

Finally restart the systemd related service for udev triggers: systemctl restart systemd-udev-trigger

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