Ok, so this was painful for me to find when I first googled. I tried a few different settings but this is the one that worked for me.
The reason I needed this was so that I could change my network interface name to use Tuya-Convert however i later found out this was not actually required and a wild goose chase, however since I know it works I will also not it for future reference.
To make this work we will be modifying the netplan configuration file stored in the /etc/netplan directory.
in the file you will need to find the yaml file, in my case it was 01-network-manager-all.yaml
you can easily find your folder by running the command:
Before making any changes it is always recommend to backup the original file in case you stuff something up, change your file name to the file found above.
sudo cp /etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml 01-network-manager-all.yaml.bak
before we edit the file we want to find the mac address of the device we want to rename, todo this we can type:
Find the mac address associated with the network adaptor you want to rename and take a note of it.
now we can edit our file, If you open it in nano:
sudo nano /etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml
then add the information below adjusting interface name, IP address, Gateway and DNS to match your network needs. I removed the IP address line to use DHCP.
network: version: 2 renderer: NetworkManager ethernets: [ens33-Change line to desired name]: macaddress: aa:bb:cc:ff:ff:ff dhcp4: no addresses: - 192.168.72.140/24 gateway4: 192.168.72.2 nameservers: addresses: [22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199]
Save changes in nano (ctrl+x)
Test your config using the below command:
sudo netplan try
If the changes are valid and a success message is returned you can apply the changes:
sudo netplan apply
If for some reason it did not change restart your system.