Configuring a Static IP Address on the Ethernet Interface

Instruments with the VXI Option have a rear-panel Ethernet port. For simplicity, the -VXI option uses the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to obtain its network address. A DHCP server must be present on the local network for the as-shipped VXI option to operate properly.

If a static IP is required, two approaches can be used.

One approach is to reserve an IP address in the DHCP server. You would need to speak to your system administrator about this.

The second approach is to log into the Avtech instrument as root, using the serial port, and modify the networking setup manually. Here is a detailed procedure, using as the desired address (the "/24" portion is equivalent to the usual netmask), and as the desired gateway:

avtech login: root

Password: [get the root password from the calibration checksheet at the back of the operating manual]

[root@avtech ~]# mount -o remount,rw /

[root@avtech ~]# nmcli con edit "Wired connection 1"

===| nmcli interactive connection editor |===

Editing existing '802-3-ethernet' connection: 'Wired connection 1'

Type 'help' or '?' for available commands.
Type 'describe [.]' for detailed property description.

You may edit the following settings: connection, 802-3-ethernet (ethernet), 802-1x, ipv4, ipv6
nmcli> set ipv4.method manual
nmcli> set ipv4.addresses
nmcli> save persistent

At this point, wait 10 seconds, then power cycle the instrument. The instrument should use the static IP address after the power cycling.

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