Can I detach the primary network interface when the instance is running or stopped?
Keeping this in view, can I detach the primary network interface?
Every instance in a VPC has a default network interface, called the primary network interface (eth0). You cannot detach a primary network interface from an instance. You can create and attach additional network interfaces. The maximum number of network interfaces that you can use varies by instance type.
Similarly, it is asked, how do I detach a network interface in AWS?
- Open the Amazon EC2 console.
- In the navigation pane, choose Network Interfaces.
- Search for the ENI ID of the elastic network interface you're detaching or deleting.
- Select the elastic network interface and choose the Details tab.
Inside the AWS EC2 dashboard, go to Network & Security > Network Interfaces then click Create Network Interface at the top. Create a new NIC and assign the subnet you just created. Use an existing security group. Write down the Network Interface ID - this is needed later.