How to Assign IP Address to VMware ESXi

by Ramesh Natarajan on June 25, 2010

Question: How do I perform network configuration on my new VMware ESXi installation?

Answer: To set the ip-address, subnet mask and default gateway of your new VMware ESXi installation, follow the steps mentioned below.

1. Launch ESXi Console

To configure the ESXi, press F2 from the ESXi initial screen shown below.

2. Go to Network Configuration -> IP Configuration

Go to System Configuration -> Configure Management Network -> IP Configuration.

3. Change IP Address of ESXi Server

This will let you set the ip-address, subnet mask and default gateway of the VMware ESXi as shown below.

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