Update / Change vCenter appliance IP


I found a comfortable way of doing this here:


It also allows you to change hostname, DNS, default gateway and proxy.

To sum it up:

  • Open a console session of the VCSA
  • Login as: root
  • Default password is: vmware
  • Execute the following command: /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net
  • After executing the command, a menu is displayed. Within the menu It is possible to change the IP address, hostname, DNS, Default gateway and proxy server.

After allocating a static IP Address to the VCSA, the post configuration can be done by using the following URL:


Creds: http://serverfault.com/questions/459948/how-to-change-vcenter-server-appliance-ip-from-command-line

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