Turned on private networking; no new interface

Posted March 3, 2016 5.4k views
UbuntuNetworkingConfiguration Management

I turned off my droplet, enabled private networking, and observed in the control panel that it now has a private IP address. All well and good. So I ssh’d into the droplet, tried to ping the private IP of another droplet, and nothing happened. So I ran ifconfig and, lo and behold, there was no eth1 interface, so no connection to the private network. Any ideas?

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Ah, apparently there’s a step four: manually configure private networking.

Thank you to the speedy DigitalOcean support staff :)