Redetect Network Cards in CentOS 6

CentOS 6 keeps all of the information about the networking cards in udev.  To have the system redetect the NIC cards all you need to do is delete the persistent-net.rules file and reboot.  During boot the file will be regenerated with the new information.

rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

Next you should update the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<adapter> scripts to contain the new MAC addresses and remove the UUID entries that will nto match if the cards changed.

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