Thursday, January 24, 2013

Configuring ESXi 5.1 server DCUI (Part 2)

Configuring ESXi DCUI 5.1 server

As our installation is completed, after post installation we need to configure static IP address and hostname on the server. This yellow and gray user interface is called DCUI. Direct command user interface, 
As you can see it has got IP address from DHCP, we need to setup some IP so we can connect esxi server remotely, hit F2 then enter root as username and your password.

Select configure mangement network, from DCUI list., In that you can select what network card you want to use for networking, hostname, IP, dns, vlan and other things.

Select IP configuration and enter IP address and gateway details, you can use navigation keys and tab to select options.

as I am connected to access port vlan is not required. and set some static ipv4 IP.

Press enter to (to come back previous menu) configure, DNS configuration (Type primary DNS server, Hostname)

Configure custom DNS suffixes, this will be your domain where you want to put esxi server. 


Press ESC key once you are on configure management network page. and press Y to commit changes. Networking is configured try pinging server if you are able to we are all set for next step

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