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I have installed a Vcenter 5.1 on a system netowrk, and gave it an internal IP.

This server (Dell R620) than had to go to a remote hosting location. That gave me a totally different IP and sub network.

Now, what I need to do, is be able to change the Vcenter server it's IP to the one I can remotely connect to.

Now, I can only Launch the Console of the appliance from within the Host machine itself. enter image description here

I am looking on how to change the appliance IP using command line (logged in as root)

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I can't recall which specific Linix distro the VCA is built on but I think it's a RHEL variant, so just edit /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0 as root, it's all very obvious from there. Then just reboot or restart the networking service for the changes to come in.

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great, the file is /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices - what I do with the 'BROADCASTING' address? what is that? Gateway? –  Saariko Dec 21 '12 at 10:17
The broadcasting address is the broadcast address of your network. You can use subnet-calculator.com to calculate it, if you don't know what it is. –  Dan Dec 21 '12 at 10:20
Didn't work until I symlinked to /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth1 as per vninja.net/virtualization/… –  trinth Dec 4 '13 at 21:04

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