lvln
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ESXi 5 network managment reconfigure remotly

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Hello,

I'v no KVM or physical acces to an ESXi 5 and I would like to know what is the best way to reconfigure ip/mask/gateway of network managment remotly ?

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MohamadAlhousse
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Hi lvln

You can access the DCUI console of the host using an SSH session then change the host management IP/SubnetMask/Gateway, then restart management services to take effect.

1. Access DCUI via SSH session:

VMware Knowledge Base

2. Change IP, subnet mask or gateway through DCUI:

VMware Knowledge Base

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MohamadAlhousse
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Hi lvln

The best way is to use out-of-band management tools.

For example, if the server is HPE-branded, you can use ilo (integrated lights-out) to connect to the server even if it is offline. It is simply a network port on the server which you connect to your network switch for management purposes.

It allows you to check server health, remote console, power on/off, ...

This depends on the hardware vendor. for example IBM servers uses IMM port.

Glad to be of service,

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lvln
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Thank you for your answer, but this is the aim of my question. I've no external solution for this : no kvm, ilo, ipmi, ...  or whatever

And I am lookin to the excli way or vsphere

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MohamadAlhousse
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Hi lvln

You can access the DCUI console of the host using an SSH session then change the host management IP/SubnetMask/Gateway, then restart management services to take effect.

1. Access DCUI via SSH session:

VMware Knowledge Base

2. Change IP, subnet mask or gateway through DCUI:

VMware Knowledge Base

Best Regards,

Please consider marking this answer "correct" or "helpful" if you think your question have been answered correctly. Cheers, @vExpertConsult www.vexpertconsultancy.com VCIX-DCV 2018 | VCIX-NV 2019 | VCAP7-CMA Design | vSAN Specialist | vExpert ** | vExpert NSX | vExpert vSAN

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lvln
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Great !! thanks

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