Configure network settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance to specify static IP and proxy settings.

Before you begin

Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance and configure the database. See Configure Database Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance and the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console.
  2. On the Network tab, click Address.
  3. Select the method by which vCenter Server obtains IP settings.

    Option

    Description

    DHCP

    vCenter Server obtains IP settings from a DHCP server. This is the default setting.

    Static

    vCenter Server uses static IP settings. Specify the host name, IP address, netmask, and gateway.

  4. (Optional) : Specify DNS configuration information.
  5. Click Save Settings.
  6. (Optional) : Select Proxy, and select Use a proxy server to use a proxy server for vCenter Server.
  7. (Optional) : Specify a proxy server and proxy port. .
  8. (Optional) : Specify a proxy username and proxy password if your proxy server requires them.
  9. Click Save Settings.