How to: Use a static IP during a ByteBlower Server upgrade
Posted by Wouter Debie, Last modified by Pieter Vandercammen on 02 November 2020 05:02 PM
In some lab environments there isn't a DHCP server running in the management network. You must then use a fixed-ip. Excentux on the 1x00, 2x00, 3x00 and 4x00 has 2 environments:
This howto is specifically for the update evironment. The article explains you how you can configure a fixed-ip in the ByteBlower update-environment
Note: Starting from the 5x00 models, there s no separate update environment anymore. To be more user-friendly, both traffic and updates can be done in the same OS.
Connect to the ByteBlower
To update the ByteBlower server, you'll need a console on the ByteBlower. This can be achieved in 2 ways.
Login using root and the password ("excentis" by default)
If you are not already in the update-environment type "byteblower-update" to reboot to the update system. Once the reboot is done, use the same credentials to login
Change the network configuration (ByteBlower 2.6.0 and later, Excentux-update 3.5.0 and later)
Once you are logged in you will get the following menu. Choose item 4 "Network configuration".
In this sub-menu, various network configuration options can be chosen. Select item 2 "Interface man0" to configure the first management interface.
Select item 2 Connectivity to configure the network interface.
Here you can select DHCP, Static or None. None means not to use this interface.
Here you can provide the IP address, netmask and gateway. Also IPv6 addresses are supported.
Select OK, and return using the Back buttons until the system asks you what to do with this information.
Select item 1 "Apply the changes in the configuration" if you just want to apply the configuration, but you don't want to save it
Change the network configuration (pre-ByteBlower 2.6.0, pre Excentux-Update 3.5.0)
Once you are logged-in you will get following menu. Choose item 4 "Network configuration".
Here you can review or change the network settings.
Change the network configuration
Item 2 allows you to change the network configuration of the ByteBlower updater.
Step 3: ( static configured address )
Provide the Netmask
Provide the Gateway
Provide the DNS
Once you provide the information for this last step. Then the new static IP will be activated.
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Upgrade the server
Now you are ready to upgrade the server. Follow the steps explained in this article on how to upgrade your server.