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Article version: Enterprise Server 2.17

Configuring the IP address using the virtual machine console

By default, GitHub Enterprise Server retrieves network settings via the dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP). If your platform supports it, or if DHCP is unavailable, you can also configure the network settings using the virtual machine console.

  1. Using your virtualization platform tools, open the virtual machine console.
    GitHub Enterprise console
  2. To start your network setup, press S.
  3. Choose to configure the IPv4 or IPv6 protocol.
    Options to choose the IPv4 or the IPv6 protocol
  4. Configure options for the protocol you chose.
    Menu with IP protocol options
  5. To finish configuring your settings, press D.

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