- Introduction to vSphere 6.0
- Introduction to Virtual Infrastructure
- vSphere Lab Setup
- vSphere Client 6.0
- Install and Configure ESXi 6.0
By default, the host-name is called localhost, the IP address is set to DHCP client. So, in this post I will show steps to configure IP address and hostname in ESXi server.
Step 1: Press F2 to start configuration of your ESXi host and login screen will appear. Provide your credentials and press “Enter”.
Step 2: From System Configuration menu select “Configuration management Network” and press “Enter”.
Step 3: Select IPv4 Configuration and press “Enter”.
Step 4: Select “Set static IPv4” option and supply the value for IPv4 address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway and press “Enter”.
Step 5: Select “disable IPv6” and press “Enter”.
Step 6: Select DNS Configuration option and press “Enter”. Select “Use the following DNS Server” option and supply the value of Primary DNS Server and hostname etc. and press “Enter”.
Step 7: Enter your DNS suffix and press “Enter”.
Step 8: Press “Esc” to exit network configuration wizard. It will ask you to restart management network. Press <Y> to do so.
Step 9: Now test your management network configuration. Select “Test Management Network” from system configuration menu and press “Enter”.
Step 10: Enter your IP address in “Ping Address #0:” and hostname in “Resolve Hostname”, and press “Enter”. It will test your environment by pinging and resolving a hostname.
Step 11: Press Y for applying changes and reboot the host.
Step 12: Host will be restarted to complete.
Now, your ESXi is ready for fun, and repeat above mentioned steps for configuring more ESXi hosts for your virtual environment if require. To know more about Virtualization, ESXi, and VMs you can follow VMware vSphere 6 Part 1 – Virtualization, ESXi and VMs course.
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