Configuring the CloudBoost virtual appliance

After the CloudBoost virtual appliance is installed, you must initially configure it before you can use its management console to complete the deployment.

You must configure the IP settings and hostname for CloudBoost from the VM console in the vSphere client.

By default, the VM starts with the IP address obtained via DHCP. It is also possible to manually set a static IP.


    Both static IP and static IP using DHCP are supported. Dynamic DHCP is not supported. It is best to assign static IP addresses using DHCP (via DHCP reservations) unless you have disabled DHCP in the data center.

After the CloudBoost virtual appliance has the correct IP address (either via DHCP or manual configuration), you must configure its Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), such as The FQDN must be registered in your DNS with both forward and reverse domain name resolutions. You can then create shares within that FQDN, for example at \\\sales.


    This is required for the CloudBoost virtual appliance to work properly and must be configured exactly as the DNS name for this VM.

You must also change the default password for the CloudBoost management console to one of your own choosing.


  1. In the vSphere client, right-click VM > Open Console.
  2. To manually set a static IP address and DNS, run this command.
    $ ip-address static netmask gateway
  3. To configure DNS, run these commands.
    $ dns set primary
    $ dns set secondary
    $ dns set tertiary
  4. To configure the FQDN, use the fqdn command, for example:
    $ fqdn
  5. To change the default password for the management console, run the password command with the old and new passwords, for example:
    $ password <current_password> <new_password>
  6. To verify the configuration, run this command.
    $ status

To Conclude

  • After you have verified the system's basic IP configuration, you can deploy the CloudBoost virtual appliance using a Web browser.
  • Other troubleshooting commands (such as diagnostics nslookup, diagnostics ping) are also available from the command line. To get help, type
    $ help
    $ ?