Give PMM an IP address running on ESX


I am trying to setup PMM (1.1.5) as a virtual appliance running on VMware ESX.

I need to assign the machine a static IP address but as far as i can see ESX doesn’t give the option of assigning the IP address.

Some appliances take you through a wizard, others just get you to log in using the console and bring up a network adapter manually.

I understand you can manage the networking of the applicance externally when using VMWare workstation or virtualbox but this isn’t the case with ESX.

Is there a default password for the root account on the box I could use? or is there another way of assigning a static IP address.

Thanks in advance


Hi Darren,

We don’t have any default user/password due to security reasons, but CentOS 7 has a workaround: [LIST=1]
[]When booting into Grub, press e to modify boot parameter
]replace quiet by systemd.debug-shell in the linux16 line
[]press Ctrl+x
]wait for three minutes
[*]press Ctrl+Alt+F9
[/LIST] anyway, may be situation can be improved, I created the ticket [url][PMM-1211] static IP configuration for OVA image - Percona JIRA feel tree to add any comments to it.

Thank you, i’ll give this a go

That worked, thank you very much