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:



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:


  • 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.


  • After allocate a static IP Address to the VCSA the post configuration can be done by using the following URL: 


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