- 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.
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