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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.
Click on "Properties" to change the configuration of the wired connection:

Select "Use Static IPs"
Configure the IPv4 address, netmask and gateway.

Configure DNS settings:

  • DNS domain: your domain name
  • (optional) Search domain: domains to search in when looking for a host name
  • DNS server: One or more DNS servers

Press "OK" to save the changes.

Disconnect + re-connect to apply the changes immediately.
Please note that existing network connections will be closed.

The connection will be established now with the new configuration:

Known issue

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.

  1. Close the Wicd Network Manager. Right click on the network configuration icon on the bottom right on your screen and click Quit.
  2. From the main menu, open a command line (LXTerminal) and execute   wicd-cli --wired -c
  3. Run the command  ip address show  to verify the network settings have been successfully applied.

A permanent patch will be included in XRA-31 version 4.0 and higher to make these steps unnecessary.

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