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Move ESXi 4.1 standalone host

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I need to move a host to a new location, so I will have to assign a new name and IP address.  What else needs to be done?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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DNS Settings and Default Gateway
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Thanks.  Is the license tied to the host name or IP Address?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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No it's not tied to IP address or hostname.
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I would like to also change the root password, any issues with doing this?
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by:paulsolov
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no issues doing this, the easiest way to do this is via VI client
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no issues with a password change.
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Karthik Rajasekaran earned 125 total points
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hi

once you log in into the ESXi console , you can change the root password, change the new ip address/Gateway ip address/subnetmask.

Let me know if you have any concerns.

With Regards
Karthik rajasekaran.
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Thanks!
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