As a system administrator, you can modify the host name, the DNS servers, and the Domain Search Path by using the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance.

Prerequisites

Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.0 or later is successfully deployed.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.
    2. Select Appliance login and enter the root user password.
    3. Click Login.
  2. In the left pane under Configuration, click Settings.
  3. Under Appliance settings next to Network, click Edit.
  4. In the Network Settings window, configure the network settings and click Apply.
    1. Enter the appliance host name.
    2. Enter the static DNS servers as a comma-separated list of DNS server addresses.
    3. Enter the static Domain Search Path as a comma-separated list of search domains.
    Manually configuring the network settings overwrites the configuration provided by DHCP or by SLAAC.

Results

The VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance now uses the network settings that you configured.

What to do next

  • You can configure the network adapters. For more information, see Configure a Network Adapter.
  • You can use the local domain as a top-level domain in VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances. For more information, see VMware KB 79088.