Turned on private networking; no new interface

March 3, 2016 1.2k views
Networking Configuration Management Ubuntu

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?

1 Answer

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

Thank you to the speedy DigitalOcean support staff :)

DigitalOcean has announced private networking in certain data centers. This feature can be enabled easily on newly created Droplets. In this article, we will discuss how to enable private networking on existing Droplets located in data centers where private networking has been implemented.
Have another answer? Share your knowledge.