How to Configure Static IP Address on CentOS 6.3 Linux Server

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This post will covers the steps to configure static ip address, default gateway, netmask, dns server and make a network auto start at boot on linux CentOS 6.3. Server normally configured with static ip address, so that easier to maintain the configuration on it’s client and DNS server will always able to resolve it.

DEVICE="eth0"
BOOTPROTO="dhcp"
HWADDR="xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx"
NM_CONTROLLED="yes"
ONBOOT="no"
TYPE="Ethernet"
UUID="xxxxxxxx-05a0-4adf-84fd-850aca6521c7"

1. Configure eth0:

[[email protected] ~]# vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE="eth0"
BOOTPROTO="static"
HWADDR="xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx"
NM_CONTROLLED="yes"
ONBOOT="yes"
TYPE="Ethernet"
UUID="xxxxxxxx-05a0-4adf-84fd-850aca6521c7"
IPADDR=192.168.1.54
NETMASK=255.255.255.0

2. Configure Default gateway:

[[email protected] ~]# vi /etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=centos63.ehowstuff.local
GATEWAY=192.168.1.1

3. Restart Network interface:

[[email protected] ~]# service network restart
Shutting down interface eth0:                              [  OK  ]
Shutting down loopback interface:                          [  OK  ]
Bringing up loopback interface:                            [  OK  ]
Bringing up interface eth0:                                [  OK  ]

4. Configure DNS server :

[[email protected] ~]# vi /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver 8.8.8.8

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