I need to change my ESX 3.5 server IP Address. I followed this article and it worked fine. I changed my ip address from 192.168.0.10 to 192.168.0.15 . I then went in to the VIC and removed the old host and added the new one. It all seems to work fine, the IP address pings, the guests operating systems are working fine etc.
I am having one issue. The service console on the ESX Server itself. You know where it says the ip address, the press Alt F1 to get to the console etc. Well that changed to 192.168.0.15 at first which was great but recently it went back to 192.168.0.10 The server still responds to the new address but the console states the old address, how can i clear that up
This is a really annoying thing that crops up all the time. Edit /etc/hosts replace the old address with the new address. Reboot. You'll see the console with the new address and it will stay there.