Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

VMWare ESXi Setup

Posted on 2011-02-22
8
Medium Priority
?
456 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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
0
Comment
Question by:jhieb
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 2000 total points
ID: 34957488
See VMware's KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/4309499

Regards,
~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:coolsport00
coolsport00 earned 2000 total points
ID: 34957502
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:coolsport00
coolsport00 earned 2000 total points
ID: 34957507
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.

~coolsport00
0
NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5

With Office 365, it’s your data and your responsibility to protect it. NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 eliminates the risk of losing access to your Office 365 data.

 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:jhieb
ID: 34957548
Thanks for the info. I was using vmware server 2.0 and this is so much different. Wow. It is almost like starting over.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 34957586
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" :)

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jhieb
ID: 34957591
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.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 34957603
ha :)  Well, I'll be waitin'...(well, for a little while...till I call it a night) :)

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jhieb
ID: 34957616
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.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
Giving access to ESXi shell console is always an issue for IT departments to other Teams, or Projects. We need to find a way so that teams can use ESXTOP for their POCs, or tests without giving them the access to ESXi host shell console with a root …
Teach the user how to edit .vmx files to add advanced configuration options Open vSphere Web Client: Edit Settings for a VM: Choose VM Options -> Advanced: Add Configuration Parameters:
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question