How to Restart Network Service on CentOS/RHEL 8

In CentOS/RHEL 8 the network services scripts are not available. In this article we will explain you how to start, stop and restart the network services in CentOS/RHEL 8.

Method 1: Using NetworkManager

To start network service in CentOS/RHEL 8, use the following command:

# systemctl start NetworkManager.service

To stop network service in CentOS/RHEL 8, use the following command:

# systemctl stop NetworkManager.service

To restart network service in CentOS/RHEL 8, use the following command:

# systemctl restart NetworkManager.service

Check status of network service in CentOS/RHEL 8, use the following command:

# systemctl status NetworkManager.service

Method 2: Using nmcli Tool

nmcli tool is command line utility to configure network interface in CentOS/RHEL 8. Also, using nmcli tool you can configure static IP address.

# nmcli networking off
# nmcli networking on

Note: off will disable all managed network connections and on will start all connections.

Enjoy it!

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