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If you are installing on your own server...

You are assumed to have the skills to take care of network configuration yourself and will probably want to jump ahead to configuring the yum repository.

If you are using our pre-built images,

They are already configured for DHCP and if you are assigning a static IP that way you can also jump ahead to configuring the yum repository.

If you need to configure a static IP address on the server or change the hostname, read on.

How to manually configure networking

  1. Log-in to your server with the maint account and launch the network wizard.

    sudo /usr/sbin/system-config-network-tui
  2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, navigate to device configuration and hit the ‘Enter’ key. This will display a list of network devices on the machine:

  3. Select the device that you wish to edit (this is usually eth0 or eth1):

  4. Use the cursor keys to move to the DHCP line and hit space to expose the manual settings. Your network administrator will be able to supply the following:

    • Static IP address
    • Netmask
    • Default Gateway

  5. Once you have entered this information, tab to ‘OK’ and hit enter. On the next screen select ‘Save’.

  6. You will next need to configure your DNS server(s). Select ‘DNS Configuration’ from the ‘Select Action’ page. Populate the fields as advised by your network manager.
    • Hostname (internal)
    • DNS server address or addresses
    • DNS search path (appended to unqualified addresses and not usually necessary)

  1. Once you have entered the necessary information select the ‘OK’ button, then on the next page 'Save & Quit'.

  2. Finally, apply these settings by restarting the networking process:

    sudo service network restart

If you made changes to the hostname, they will not be picked up until you restart your server.

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