Allocate a static IP address to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

When deploying the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) it will default look for a DHCP address. When there is no DHCP server available the following error is displayed:

NO NETWORKING DETECTED.

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it is possible to manually configure a static IP address by using the command line. Here are the steps:

  • Open a console session of the VCSA 
  • Login as: root
  • Default password is: vmware
  • Execute the following command:
/opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net
  • After executing the command, a menu is displayed. Within the menu It is possible to change the IP address, hostname, DNS, Default gateway and proxy server.

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  • After allocate a static IP Address to the VCSA the post configuration can be done by using the following URL: 
https://static-ip-address:5480

3 thoughts on “Allocate a static IP address to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

  1. thank you for this!
    ive installed a new DNS Server and after i shut down the old one, i couldnt logon with my SSO-Crendentials.
    Turned out, that its not enough to change the DNS-Server on the ESX-Hosts.
    With your post i was able to change the dns-server settings inside the VCSA and SSO is working now.

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