After the initial boot, use the ESXi Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) for initial host network configuration and administrative access.

Perform the following tasks to configure the host network settings:

Set network adapter (vmk0) and VLAN ID for the Management Network.

Set IP address, subnet mask, gateway, DNS server and host FQDN for the ESXi host. 

Repeat this procedure for all hosts in the management and shared edge and compute pods. Enter the respective values from the prerequisites section for each host that you configure. See Prerequisites for Installation of ESXi Hosts for Region B.

1

Open the DCUI on the physical ESXi host mgmt01esx51.

a

Open a console window to the host.

b

Press F2 to enter the DCUI.

c

Enter root as login name, and esxi_root_user_password, and press Enter. 

2

Configure the network.

a

Select Configure Management Network and press Enter.

b

Select VLAN (Optional) and press Enter.

c

Enter 1711 as the VLAN ID for the Management Network, and press Enter.


d

Select IPv4 Configuration and press Enter.

e

Configure the IPv4 network using the following settings, and press Enter.

Setting

Value

Set static IPv4 address and network configuration

Selected

IPv4 Address

172.17.11.101

Subnet Mask

255.255.255.0

Default Gateway

172.17.11.253


f

Select DNS Configuration and press Enter

g

Configure the DNS using the following settings, and press Enter.

Setting

Value

Use the following DNS Server address and hostname

Selected

Primary DNS Server

172.17.11.5

Alternate DNS Server

172.17.11.4

Hostname

mgmt01esx51.lax01.rainpole.local

h

Select Custom DNS Suffixes and press Enter.

i

Ensure there are no suffixes listed, and press Enter.

3

After completing all host network settings press Escape to exit, and press Y to confirm the changes.

4

Repeat this procedure for all hosts in the management and shared edge and compute pods.