Some highly secure environments do not permit unconfigured hosts to be powered on the network. You can configure the host before you attach the host to the network.

1

Make sure that no network cables are connected to the host.

2

Power on the host.

3

Use the direct console to configure the password for the administrator account (root).

4

Use the direct console to configure a static IP address.

5

Connect a network cable to the host.

6

Use the vSphere Client to connect to a vCenter Server system.

7

Add the host to the vCenter Server inventory.