Is private networking always on eth1?

Posted December 20, 2014 3.6k views

When I enable private networking, can I be sure that the private interface will always be eth1? At least when using Ubuntu 14.04.

And the public interface will always be eth0?

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As we discussed in your ticket, the private interface is always secondary on creation if selected, so it will be labelled at eth1 on the Ubuntu image.

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