Hamsa K
5 min read | 3 years ago

How to Configure Static IP Address in Centos 7

configuring static ip address in centos 7

By default CentOS interface is configured to receive IP from DHCP server.generally centos used for server purpose. If you want to use it as a server and would like to access it remotely then you must be configured static ip. Here I will show you how to configure static IP address in CentOS system.

This tutorial describes on how to configure static ip address on centos 7 system

First we will check available network interfaces on system.we can chek it through following command

[root@localhost ~]# ip a
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig -a

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[root@localhost ~]# ip a
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp0s3: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 08:00:27:08:d7:55 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global noprefixroute dynamic enp0s3
       valid_lft 6581sec preferred_lft 6581sec
    inet6 fe80::ac6b:3c74:553a:fb40/64 scope link noprefixroute 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

now go to network interface which is located under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory.you can check default dhcp settings using below command.

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-enp0s3

now you can add below settings to above file


Also change below settings 


change below setting to Activate on boot


Then restart network service with following command.

[root@localhost ~]# systemctl restart network

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using nmtui

you can also use nmtui, its an text-based user interface to configure network interfaces.

open terminal and type nmtui

select network interface and then Edit

and then set ip address

now restart network service using systemctl

systemctl restart network

now check static ip using ifconfig  command

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig -a
enp0s3: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        inet6 fe80::ac6b:3c74:553a:fb40  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 08:00:27:08:d7:55  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 1320  bytes 153677 (150.0 KiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 600  bytes 85969 (83.9 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet  netmask
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 4  bytes 344 (344.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 4  bytes 344 (344.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

also check dns entries in resolv.conf file

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Generated by NetworkManager

Finally you can ping with google or any other site to verify static ip and dns settings are perfect.

[root@localhost ~]# ping google.com

That's it. Now you have successfully configured static ip address on centos 7 system.

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