virtualMachine

Configure a static IP address

To configure a static IP address for the Bitnami virtual machine:

  • Log in to the server console.

  • Obtain the network interface name using the command below. Typically, the interface name is of the form enXXXX. Note the virtual machine’s IP address associated with the interface.

      $ sudo ifconfig
    
  • Create a configuration file for the network interface by copying an existing configuration file and placing it in the /etc/systemd/network directory. In this example, assume that the new configuration file is named 25-wired.network:

      $ cd /etc/systemd/network
      $ sudo cp 99-dhcp.network 25-wired.network
    
  • Edit the new configuration file and update it to look like the configuration below. Replace the INTERFACE-NAME, HOST-IP-ADDRESS and GATEWAY-IP-ADDRESS placeholders with the name of the network interface, the host IP address obtained previously, and the gateway IP address, as shown in the example.

      [Match]
      Name=INTERFACE-NAME
    
      [Network]
      Address=HOST-IP-ADDRESS
      Gateway=GATEWAY-IP-ADDRESS
    

    Here is an example screenshot:

    Address configuration

  • Save your changes and restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.

Last modification October 28, 2021