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Hello,
I just installed vmware ESXi and am trying to figure it out. It is installed on a Dell PowerEdge Tower. ESXi is setup to use DHCP and I want to give it a static IP address. I also want to give it a servername so that I can add it to DNS. But, I can't figure out where to set the static IP address or how to name the server. Please let me know how I can do this.

Thanks,
John
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See VMware's KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/4309499

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While logged into ESXi with vSphere Client, go to Config tab, then select 'DNS and Routing' link in the 'Software' box/section. Go into the Properties link at the upper right to make the required changes. You will need to restart your mgmt services, or just reboot your host once it's changed.

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Thanks for the info. I was using vmware server 2.0 and this is so much different. Wow. It is almost like starting over.
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Yeah...it is different. ESX/i is SOOO much better than Server though...trust me...well, once you get past the learning curve. :)  We're all here waiting for any further help you may require "jhieb" :)

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LOL. I could rack up a dozen questions just for today. I'll post another one soon and it will be titled VMWARE ESXi and Dell PowerEdge 64bit problem.
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ha :)  Well, I'll be waitin'...(well, for a little while...till I call it a night) :)

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It just posted. This will probably be my last question for the night. I am burned up for the day, and my eyes are in need of some sleep.
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