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How to configure static IP address on CentOS 6.5 minimal

By default CentOS minimal install does not come with pre-configure network. In this small tutorial i will explain how to set static ip address on CentOS 6.5 minimal.
First, need to edit the set up for the ethernet. Let’s start with editing this file:

# vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0
HWADDR=1c:65:9d:93:fc:e1
TYPE=Ethernet
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=none
IPV6INIT=no
USERCTL=no
NM_CONTROLLED=yes
PEERDNS=yes
IPADDR=192.168.0.101
NETMASK=255.255.255.0

Now, configure default getaway:

# vi /etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=centos6
GATEWAY=192.168.0.1

Configure DNS Server

# vi /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4
Now restart the network interface:

# /etc/init.d/networking restart

Check eth0:

# ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1c:65:9d:93:fc:e1
inet addr:192.168.0.101 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::601:eff:fe41:6901/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:607834 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:809825 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:145615781 (138.8 MiB) TX bytes:858027829 (818.2 MiB

That’s it for now!.

See also: How to install CentOS 6.5 minimal

2 Comments

  1. minor error. # /etc/init.d/networking restart should read # /etc/init.d/network restart

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