OpenVPN “SIOCSIFADDR: No such device” on Digital Ocean VPS

I discovered that the VPN I use to manage one of my Digital Ocean VPS was down. Upon investigation, I found that the service was down and could not start:

After quite some research helped by comments on this blog, I understood that it was due to an outdated kernel. To update the kernel, I had to power off the VPS:

After that, using Digital Ocean control panel, I changed the kernel to the latest compatible in the Settings tab of the VPS.

For me it was Debian 7.0 x64 vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 (3.2.65-1+deb7u2).

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Change the kernel to the latest compatible, ignore the default value!

Upon restart, OpenVPN service was running!

 

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