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How to Configure the networking on VMware ESXi 6.0 ?

Once you have installed the VMware ESXi 6.0 using the interactive installer , You need to configure the network and set the hostname. By default, it takes the IP from DHCP and it sets the hostname as “localhost”. In this article ,we will see the post installation of VMware ESXi 6.0.  In the Enterprise setup, ESXi hosts will be managed via VMware vCenter server. To connect to the vCenter server , you must have assigned the valid IP address on the ESXi host. In this article, we will see that how to set the static IP address on the ESXi 6.0. In the end of the article, we will see the  demonstration of  changing the ESXi hostname.

Configuring the Static IP on VMware ESXi 6.0

1. If you have followed the previous article, you can see that, system has been installed successfully and it has been booted with DHCP IP.

VMware vSphere 6.0 - Post Installation
VMware vSphere 6.0 – Post Installation

 

2. Press F2 to get the login screen. Login as root user.

VMware ESXi 6.0 installation
VMware ESXi 6.0 installation

 

3.Use the arrow keys and navigate it to “Configure Management network” & Press Enter.

ESXi Network Management
ESXi Network Management

 

4.Navigate to IPV4  using the arrow keys and press enter.

ESXi IP
ESXi IP

 

5.Use the arrow keys and select “set static IPv4 address & network configuration”  and enter the IP/Netmask/gateway details. < Enter > OK

Set the static IP
Set the static IP

You will be re-directed to the below screen after setting the new static IP.

Verify the IP details
Verify the IP details

 

6.Press “Esc” key . It will prompt you to restart the management network services.  Select “yes”  to restart it .

VMware ESXi 6.0 installation
VMware ESXi 6.0 installation

 

Changing the hostname for VMware ESXi host:

1. Navigate to “configure Management Network”

configure Management Network
configure Management Network

 

2.Navigate to “DNS configuration” and press enter

changing the hostname

 

3.Enter the hostname and update the DNS server details.

Enter the hostname & DNS server details
Enter the hostname & DNS server details

 

4.Press “Escape” to save the host configuration and restart the network . press “Y” to continue.

confirm for management network restart
confirm for management network restart

 

5. Verify the hostname & IP information which we have changed .

verify the IP & hostname info
verify the IP & hostname info

We have successfully  configured the VMware ESXi  networking  and  changed the hostname. At this point, our ESXi host is ready to connect with vCenter server.

Hope this article is informative to you .

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