How to: Configure the XRA-31 Management IP Address
Posted by Tom Ghyselinck, Last modified by Dieter Dobbelaere on 04 March 2020 05:38 PM
By default the XRA-31 system will use DHCP to get its management IP. In some lab-environments this is not wanted. This page explains you how you can configure a fixed IP on the management interface.
All this configuration is done by using the Wicd tool on the system.
Start the Wicd graphical UI from either the main menu
or via the network configuration icon on the bottom right on your screen
The main status and configuration window will open.
Select "Use Static IPs"
Configure DNS settings:
Press "OK" to save the changes.
Disconnect + re-connect to apply the changes immediately.
The connection will be established now with the new configuration:
Up to XRA-31 version 3.1, there is a bug in Wicd Network Manager that causes connection problems for a static IP address (leading to "Not connected" status after clicking "Connect").
As a temporary workaround, please configure the static IP address settings as detailed above and perform the following additional steps after each system reboot.
A permanent patch will be included in XRA-31 version 4.0 and higher to make these steps unnecessary.