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Failed to restart network.service – How to fix

Wondering how to fix ‘Failed to restart network.service’? We can help you.

Network scripts are deprecated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and no longer provided by default.

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, to run the ifup and the ifdown scripts, NetworkManager must be running.

By default, if we try to use legacy network.service unit file it will not be available and may end up showing the following error.

[root@rhel-8 ~]# systemctl restart network
Failed to restart network.service: Unit network.service not found.

Here at Bobcares, we fix similar issues as a part of our Server Management Services. Today, let’s see how our Support Techs fix this for our customers.