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eSight V300R009C00 Single-Node System Software Installation Guide (SUSE Linux) 09

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Changing the IP Address and Host Name of the Operating System

Changing the IP Address and Host Name of the Operating System

Reconfigure the host name and IP address of the eSight server operating system based on the plan.


Stop eSight by referring to Stopping the eSight Service.


  1. Log in to the Linux server as the root user.
  2. Run the following command to access the YaST Control Center interface.

    # yast2


    If the tool window is not displayed in the Linux operating system, rectify the fault according to What Can I Do If the Tool Window Is Not Displayed in the Linux Operating System.

  3. Select System > Network Settings.

  4. Click the Hostname/DNS tab and change the host name as planned.

  5. On the Overview tab, select the IP address you want to change, and click Edit.

  6. Click the Address tab in the Network Card Setup interface that is displayed, change the IP address, enter the host name, and click Next.


    Enter the host name which is same as the host name in 4.

  7. Click the Routing tab and set the default gateway as planned.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Configure the local host IP address and host name.

    1. Open hosts file.

      # vi /etc/hosts

    2. Press i to enter the editing mode.
      • If two IP address + host name records exist, comment out the incorrect record.
      • If only one IP address + host name record exists, change it to the correct IP address and host name. eSightServer 

      eSightServer indicates the host name of the server. Replace it based on the actual situation.

    3. Press Esc to exit the editing mode and run the :wq command to save and exit the file.
    4. After the modification, run the hostname -i command to check the IP address.

  10. (Optional) Synchronize IP addresses of eSight and the server. For details, see How to Synchronize the eSight Server IP Address to eSight(Linux).
Updated: 2019-05-17

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