Complete the following steps to configure the network of the Virtual Appliance.
Make sure that you have:
- Network IP addresses, netmask, and gateway IP addresses for the virtual host.
- Network names for all virtual hosts, if you are creating a cluster.
- DNS or host information.
Perform the following steps for all virtual hosts to get them on your network.
To configure the network:
Edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 configuration file with the appropriate IP address, netmask, and gateway.
Edit the /etc/sysconfig/network file and set the host Hostname.
(Optional) Edit the /etc/resolv.conf file and set the preferred DNS servers that you want the host to use.
- Configured the DNS server entries so that the DNS server can resolve the NetWitness Suite hosts, you can skip this step.
Have not configured the DNS server entries so that the DNS server can resolve the NetWitness Suite hosts, complete the following steps to configure the /etc/hosts file.
- Change all references to the default host hostname to match your chosen hostname.
Add the line:
where your-host-ip-address is the IP address of your machine, where your-host-hostname is the name of your host.
Add the line:
where your-NW-server-host-ip-address is the IP address
and your-NW-server-host-hostname is the name of your NetWitness Server host.
Restart the network adapter and type the following command:
service network restart
Progress messages are displayed as the adapter restarts.