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 vCloud Air and navigate to the vCloud Edge Gateway Services UI.

See Log In and Navigate to Advanced Networking Services for information.

2

Click the DHCP tab and Bindings.

3

Click the Add (add icon) icon.

The Add DHCP Binding dialog box appears.

4

Configure the following options for the DHCP bindings:

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 edge gateway 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

When you do not select Auto Configure DNS, type the Primary Name Server for the DNS service. You must enter the IP address of a DNS server for hostname-to-IP address resolution.

Secondary Name Server

When you select Auto Configure DNS, type the Secondary Name Server 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 edge gateway instance is taken as the default gateway.

Lease Time

When you do 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.

5

Click OK.