Setting up an IP Address

By default, Transfer Appliance provides two ways to configure the IP address to allow a connection to the appliance:

Obtaining a DHCP IP address for Transfer Appliance

  1. Open the Transfer Appliance Console User Interface.
  2. Sign in with the capture user account and password provided to you by Google.
  3. Choose Configure Network from the Transfer Appliance main menu and press Enter.
  4. Select Configure IP Networking and press Enter.
  5. Select Get IP through DHCP and press the space bar.
  6. Click OK and press Enter. Transfer Appliance requests an IP address and displays the results.

Setting a static IP address for Transfer Appliance

If you are going to set a static IP address for Transfer Appliance rather than use DHCP, work with your network administrator to have the following information ready:

  • An available IP address on your network.
  • The network mask that identifies the subnet that the IP address is in.
  • The network gateway that identifies the gateway for the subnet.
  • One or more name servers that can respond to the request for an IP address.

Use the following procedure to set a static IP address for Transfer Appliance.

  1. Open the Transfer Appliance Console User Interface.
  2. Sign in with the capture user account and password provided to you by Google.
  3. Select Configure Network from the Transfer Appliance main menu and press Enter.
  4. Select Configure IP Networking and press Enter.
  5. Select Set static IP and press the space bar.
  6. Click OK and press Enter.
  7. For IP Address, enter the IP address you determined as part of the prerequisites and press Enter.
  8. For Netmask, enter the network mask you determined as part of the prerequisites (this should be something like 255.255.255.0) and press Enter.
  9. For Gateway, enter the gateway you determined as part of the prerequisites (this should be something like .1) and press Enter.
  10. For Name Server, enter a comma-delimited list of one or more name servers that you determined as part of the prerequisites and press Enter.
  11. Click OK and press Enter. A confirmation of your configuration is displayed.

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