How to restart Network Interface / Network Adapter on Linux & Windows Cloud Servers

2020-05-26 By Ryan 17462 Views linux windows networking
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Once you make changes in the server network configuration file, then require to restart the server networking service in order to reflect the changes.


This guide will describe the steps to restart network interface or network adapter in the Linux and Windows server.


CentOS 8


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # systemctl restart NetworkManager.service
    

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  2. Once this done, use the following command to check the server network status.

    # systemctl status NetworkManager.service
    

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CentOS 7


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # systemctl restart network.service
    

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  2. Once this done, use the following command to check the server network status.

    # systemctl status network
    

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CentOS 6


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # /etc/init.d/network restart
    or
    # /etc/init.d/network stop
    # /etc/init.d/network start
    

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  2. Once this done, use the following command to check the server network status.

    # /etc/init.d/network status
    

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Ubuntu / Debian


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
    or
    # sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop
    # sudo /etc/init.d/networking start
    else
    # sudo systemctl restart networking
    

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  2. Once this done, use the following command to check the server network status.

    # sudo /etc/init.d/networking status
    or
    # sudo systemctl status networking
    

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Windows OS


  1. Click on the Windows key to open start and search Settings and go to the Network and Internet then click on Change adapter option which shown in the below image.

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    Then will get the below page:

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  2. Right click the Ethernet device and click on Disable option.

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  3. Again, Right click the Ethernet device and click on enable option.

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  4. Once this done, Right click the Ethernet device and click on status.

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