How To Configure Static IP Address in RHEL 8
The first task of an administrator who installs an operating system is bringing the server into the network after the OS installation. The server has to be configured with IP address so that it can be accessed over the network.
Small organizations or home network sometimes uses DHCP enabled routers / DHCP server to assign an IP address to servers. But, bigger organizations use the static IP address for their servers.
Here, in this post, we will see how to configure static IP address in RHEL 8.
Configure Static IP Address
Let us configure the system for the following information.
IP Address: 192.168.1.10
Gateway (Router): 192.168.1.1
DNS Server 1: 192.168.1.1
DNS Server 2: 18.104.22.168
Domain Name: itzgeek.local
Check available network interfaces
Use any one of the below commands to list the available network interfaces on the system.
The output of ifconfig -a may look like below. Here, we will configure the static IP address for enp0s3.
Configure Static IP Address
We can set a static IP address to the network interface by using below methods.
1. Editing ifcfg file
In this method, we will edit the network interface file ifcfg-ifname under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ directory. For interface enp0s3, the file name would be ifcfg-enp0s3.
Set the IP address and other information as per your requirement.
HWADDR=08:00:27:98:06:76 TYPE=Ethernet PROXY_METHOD=none BROWSER_ONLY=no BOOTPROTO=none # Static IP Address DEFROUTE=yes IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=no IPV6INIT=yes IPV6_AUTOCONF=yes IPV6_DEFROUTE=yes IPV6_FAILURE_FATAL=no IPV6_ADDR_GEN_MODE=stable-privacy NAME=enp0s3 # Connection Name DEVICE=enp0s3 # Device Name ONBOOT=yes # Activate on Boot IPV6_PRIVACY=no PEERDNS=no UUID=3c36b8c2-334b-57c7-91b6-4401f3489c69 IPADDR=192.168.1.10 # IP Address NETMASK=255.255.255.0 # NetMask GATEWAY=192.168.1.1 # Gateway / Router DNS1=192.168.1.1 # DNS Server 1 DNS2=22.214.171.124 # DNS Server 2 DOMAIN=itzgeek.local # Default Domain Search
In RHEL 8, if you make changes in the ifcfg file, NetworkManager needs to be informed. To do that, reload the connection profile using the following command.
To reload all profiles:
nmcli connection reload
To reload only changed file:
nmcli con load /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-enp0s3
Then, bring up the network connection with the below command.
nmcli con up enp0s3
2. Using nmtui Tool
You can also use nmtui – the text-based user interface for configuring network interfaces.
Select Edit a connection and press enter.
Choose the network interface and then press enter.
Tab to IPv4 CONFIGURATION and change it from Automatic to Manual.
Tab to Show and press enter.
Set the IP address to the interface as per your requirement.
Use down arrow key to scroll down, and tab to OK and press enter to finish the IP configuration.
Press ESC key go to the connections.
Select Activate a connection and press enter.
Select the network interface name and press enter to Deactivate the network interface.
Press enter again to Activate the network interface.
Verify Static IP Address
Use ifconfig -a command to verify the IP address.
Also, verify the DNS server entries.
That’s All. You have successfully configured a static IP address to a network interface on RHEL 8. Please share your feedback in the comments section.