VM 5.1 How to change IP on the ESXi host

Hello EE,

What is the easiest way SSH or console?  I haven't had to do this, but need to change IP on my ESXi host as we are changing site IP scheme.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
I'd choose the console if possible, makes for less mistakes and it's easy, even more so if you have iLO or DRAC or something.

If you have your host in HA cluster set it in maintenance first though... Also, don't forget to update your DNS records.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The supported method is from the Console or vSphere Client.

I would change it from the DCUI, and also remember to change the hostname and domain name, if you are also changing the name of the server.

Once changed, it will restart networking. So if you have VMs on the Host, just be aware, they could be seconds of network disruption.

see my EE Article

Part 1: HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

Part 2: HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client

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operationsITAuthor Commented:
We will not be changing names just IPs so do I need to worry of host name/domain name?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct, just alter the IP Information.
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
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