You can change the DNS and default gateway configuration of a TCP/IP stack on a host. You can also change the congestion control algorithm, the maximum number of connections, and the name of custom TCP/IP stacks.

1

In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.

2

On the Configure tab, expand Networking and select TCP/IP configuration.

3

Select a stack from the table, click Edit and make the appropriate changes.

Page

Option

Name

Change the name of a custom TCP/IP stack

DNS Configuration

Select a method of obtaining the DNS server.

Select Obtain settings automatically from a VMkernel network adapter and select a network adapter from the VMKernel network adapter drop-down menu

Select Enter settings manually and edit the DNS configuration settings.

a

Edit the Host name.

b

Edit the Domain name.

c

Type a preferred DNS server IP address.

d

Type an alternate DNS server IP address.

e

(Optional) Use the Search domains text box to specify DNS suffixes to use in DNS search when resolving unqualified domain names.

Routing

Edit the VMkernel gateway information.

Note

Removing the default gateway might cause the client to lose connectivity with the host.

Advanced

Edit the maximum number of connections and the congestion control algorithm of the stack

4

Click OK to apply your changes.

You can add static routes to additional gateways by using CLI commands. For more information, see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2001426