Monday, April 20, 2015

EATON IPM Appliance: Update IP address

The EATON Intelligent Power Manager is a software package that help monitor and manager UPS connected to your server infrustracture and can be installed in different ways. For virtual environments, the easiest way is to deploy the pre-configured Virtual Appliance for VMware ESXi.



However what I discovered is there is no easy way to reconfigure the IP addresses just from the management console. As the appliance is based on Centos Linux, you can use basic Linux commands to change the IP address.

For this, you will need either direct console access or SSH.
As you will be changing the IP address and a disconnection will be required, I advise connecting via the direct console.

  1. Log on to the Virtual Appliance as root
    (Default username is 'root'; default password is eaton)
  2. Use vi to modify the ifcfg-eth0 file

    #vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

    Update with the following lines:
    DEVICE=eth0
    BOOTPROTO=static
    ONBOOT=yes
    TYPE=Ethernet
    IPV6INIT=no
    IPADDR=x.x.x.x
    NETMASK=255.255.255.0


    Then, save and close (:wq)
  3. Use vi to modify the sysconfig/network file

    #vi /etc/sysconfig/network


    Update with the following lines:
    NETWORKING=yes
    NETWORKING_IPV6=yes
    HOSTNAME=localhost
    DOMAINNAME=localdom
    GATEWAY=x.x.x.x


    Then, save and close (:wq)
  4. Restart the network service to have settings take affect

    #service network restart

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