Changing the IP address, default gateway, and hostname of the Service Console in ESX
- Run the following command to set the IP address:
[root@server root]# esxcfg-vswif -i <a.b.c.d> -n <w.x.y.z> vswif0 , where <a.b.c.d> is the IP address and <w.x.y.z> is the subnet mask.
Note: In this example, v
swif0 is the Service Console adapter that is the interface to which you are applying the IP address change.
- Open the /etc/hosts file with a text editor and modify it so that it reflects the correct IP address and hostname.
- To change the default gateway address and the hostname, edit the /etc/sysconfig/network file and change the GATEWAY and HOSTNAME parameters to the proper values.
- For the changes to take place, reboot the host or restart the network service with the command:
[root@server root]# service network restart
Note: This command breaks any current network connections to the Service Console.