david_lee11
Contributor
Contributor

build dhcp in exsi server for vms on it

Hi all,

I have a server running ESXI 7, which has a public ip address. Can I build a DHCP service on it,  so that all VMS hosted on it can get an IP address? Since I don't have more public IP addresses for them.  If I can how to do it? If I can't, is there any other way to solve this situation to make all VMs on this server can visit the Internet?

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jburen
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With ESXi, this is not possible. But if you use VMware Workstation it is. That product has a built-in DHCP server.

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scott28tt
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The same as you would on any other system/network, build a VM to run an OS which offers a DHCP service.

Using a public address on an ESXi host isn't the hottest idea ever, hopefully it's protected by some form of security system/device...


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