On the Network tab, you can view network related information about the appliance, switch between DHCP and static IP addresses, and set up proxy information.

The Network Status tab provides already configured network information about your appliance, such as DNS servers, network interfaces, and IP addresses. Click Refresh to update your information.

The Network Address Settings tab allows you to specify static IP information for your appliance or to retrieve IP settings from a DHCP server.

Note

If you set a static IP address you must make sure that there are values for all of the displayed fields. In vCloud Director installations, you must set Preferred and Alternate DNS servers manually. Talk to your Service Provider or Network Admin for the appropriate addresses. You recorded the information that you need for these settings in Collect Necessary Information.

For more information about network paths in data transfers, see Cross-Cloud Data Transfer and Network Connectivity.

Click Save Settings to accept any changes that you made to the network address settings. Click Cancel Changes to discard the changes.

Note

If you are using static IP settings, and you update the hostname and IP settings at the same time, only the IP settings are saved. The hostname is not saved. Update the Hostname field separately.

Also note that if you change the IP address, you will not see your changes until you log out and log back in to the Admin Web console using the new IP address.

The Proxy Settings tab allows you to set up any necessary proxy settings, including address and port. Set this if the appliance must use a proxy to reach systems beyond the firewall at the installation location.

You recorded the information that you need for these settings in Collect Necessary Information.

Click Save Settings to accept any changes that you made to the proxy settings. Click Cancel Changes to discard the changes.