How to Change the hostname, domain, DNS servers, and default gateway in VMware vSphere or Infrastructure (VI) Client?

  1. Highlight the ESX host and click the Configuration tab.
  2. Click DNS and Routing.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. To change the hostname, domain, and DNS servers, click the DNS Configuration tab and enter the appropriate values.
    (Note: Disable VMware High Availability if you do not want virtual machines to failover during the hostname IP change.)
  5. To change the default gateway, click the Routing tab and enter the appropriate value.
  6. Update the etc/opt/vmware/vpxa/vpxa.cfg file to reflect the new settings.
  7. Reboot the ESX host for the changes to take place.


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