Configure a DHCP address for a connector

Configure a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) IP address using the console connector.

Before you begin

This procedure only applies to connectors installed in VMWare or VirtualBox environments.

DHCP is a network protocol used to assign IP addresses and provide configuration information to devices such as servers and others so they can communicate on a network using the Internet Protocol (IP).

How to

  1. Open the console connector. If the screen is blank, press any key to bring it back. An operational status message appears for the connector.
  2. Press ALT+F3 (for Mac users: FN+ALT+F3).
    Console connector menu
  3. Select 2) Configure DHCP.
  4. When prompted at Configuring DHCP. Proceed? enter y.
    Console prompt and DHCP configuration information
  5. Once complete, press Esc to return to the configuration menu.
    Now that the connector has an IP address it will ping google.com and the EAA service to ensure connectivity.
  6. Select 4) Print Current IPv4 Configuration to verify the IP configuration and that the connector has been assigned an IP address.