You can assign static IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, edit the DNS settings, and define the proxy settings for vCenter Server.

Prerequisites

  • To change the IP address of the appliance, verify that the system name of the appliance is an FQDN. The system name is used as a primary network identifier. If you set an IP address as a system name during the deployment of the appliance, you can later change the PNID to an FQDN.
  • Log in to the vCenter Server Management Interface as root.

Procedure

  1. In the vCenter Server Management Interface, click Networking.
  2. From the Network Settings page, click Edit.
  3. Expand the Hostname and DNS section to configure the DNS settings.
    Option Description
    Obtain DNS settings automatically Obtains the DNS settings automatically from the network.
    Enter DNS settings manually Lets you set the DNS address settings manually. If you select this option, you must provide the following information:
    • The IP address of the preferred DNS server.
    • (Optional) The IP address of the alternate DNS server.
  4. From the Network Settings page, click Edit.
  5. Expand the NIC 0 section to configure the gateway settings.
  6. Edit the IPv4 address settings.
    Option Description
    Disable IPv4 settings Disables the IPv4 address. The appliance uses only an IPv6 address.
    Obtain IPv4 settings automatically Obtains the IPv4 address for the appliance automatically from the network.
    Enter IPv4 settings manually Uses an IPv4 address that you set manually. You must enter the IP address, subnet prefix length, and the default gateway.
  7. Edit the IPv6 address settings.
    Option Description
    Obtain IPv6 settings automatically through DHCP Assigns IPv6 addresses to the appliance automatically from the network by using DHCP.
    Obtain IPv6 settings automatically through router advertisement Assigns IPv6 addresses to the appliance automatically from the network by using router advertisement.
    Use static IPv6 addresses Uses static IPv6 addresses that you set up manually.
    1. Click the checkbox.
    2. Enter the IPv6 address and the subnet prefix length.
    3. Click Add to enter additional IPv6 addresses.
    4. Click Save.

    You can configure the appliance to obtain the IPv6 settings automatically through both DHCP and router advertisement. You can assign static a IPv6 address at the same time.

  8. To configure a proxy server, in the Proxy Settings section, click Edit.
  9. Select the proxy setting to enable
    Option Description
    HTTPS Enable to configure the HTTPS proxy settings.
    FTP Enable to configure the FTP proxy settings.
    HTTP Enable to configure the HTTP proxy settings.
  10. Enter the server hostname or IP address.
  11. Enter the port.
  12. Enter the username (optional).
  13. Enter the password (optional).
  14. Click Save.