In most cases, you use static IP addresses for the service console. You can also set up the service console to use dynamic addressing, DHCP, if your DNS server can map the service console’s host name to the dynamically generated IP address.

If your DNS server cannot map the host name to its DHCP-generated IP address, use the service console’s numeric IP address to access the host. The numeric IP address might change as DHCP leases expire or when the system is rebooted. For this reason, VMware does not recommend using DHCP for the service console unless your DNS server can handle the host name translation.