In order to modify the fibre card configuration files to reflect the appropriate interfaces, follow the steps below.
- Connect to the appliance via SSH as the root user.
- Verify the fibre card devices using the following command: ifconfig -a
- Make note of the HWaddr, which is the MAC address of the card.
- Run the following command to verify the speed and duplex of the interface: ethtool ethX (where X is the interface number)
- Issue the following command to rename the persistent rules file:
[For 10.x] Rename 70--persistent-cd.rules file: mv /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules.orig
[For 11.x] Rename 70-persistent-ipoib.rules file: mv /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-ipoib.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-ipoib.rules.orig
- Confirm whether or not the configuration files for the p2pX devices are created in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory. If not, they will need to be created using the HWaddr (MAC address) of the fibre card for those devices. See the example below.
# vi ifcfg-p2p1
- Reboot the appliance so that the operating system will refresh the fibre card devices properly.
- Verify that the new fibre card devices have been created and show the correct HWAddr by issuing the following command: ifconfig -a
If you are unsure of any of the steps above or experience any issues, contact RSA Support and quote this article ID for further assistance.