If you have services running on a virtual machine and do not want the IP address to be changed, you can bind an IP address to the MAC address of a virtual machine. The IP address you bind must not overlap an IP pool.

1

Log in to the vSphere Web Client.

2

Click Networking & Security and then click NSX Edges.

3

Double-click an NSX Edge.

4

Click the Manage tab and then click the DHCP tab.

5

Select Bindings from the left panel.

6

Click the Add (Add icon) icon.

7

Configure the binding.

Option

Action

Auto Configure DNS

Select to use the DNS service configuration for the DHCP binding.

Lease never expires

Select to bind the address to the MAC address of the virtual machine forever.

Interface

Select the NSX Edge interface to bind.

VM Name

Select the virtual machine to bind.

VM vNIC Index

Select the virtual machine NIC to bind to the IP address.

Host Name

Type the host name of the DHCP client virtual machine.

IP Address

Type the address to which to bind the MAC address of the selected virtual machine.

Domain Name

Type the domain name of the DNS server.

Primary Name Server

If you did not select Auto Configure DNS, type the Primary Nameserver for the DNS service. You must enter the IP address of a DNS server for hostname-to-IP address resolution.

Secondary Name Server

If you did not select Auto Configure DNS, type the Secondary Nameserver for the DNS service. You must enter the IP address of a DNS server for hostname-to-IP address resolution.

Default Gateway

Type the default gateway address. If you do not specify the default gateway IP address, the internal interface of the NSX Edge instance is taken as the default gateway.

Lease Time

If you did not select Lease never expires, select whether to lease the address to the client for the default time (1 day), or type a value in seconds.

8

Click Add.

9

Click Publish Changes.