Scripted Network Setup

When I change NICs an entry is made in the /etc/udev/rules.d/30-net_persistent_names.rules file (unique name association -great stuff)

Problem: there is no associated file created in in the /etc/sysconfig/network directory: ifcfg-eth-id-xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

Does anyone know how to have SuSE generate this file using a script or some sort of unattended non-user interaction?