On ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the network configuration is now managed by NetPlan by default. The network configuration files are saved in /etc/netplan/ directory with a .yaml extension.
When you install the Ubuntu 18.04 server version, the default NetPlan yaml file is located at /etc/netplan/50-cloud-init.yaml, by default it uses DHCP method to get ip address configuration for the interface.
What is NetPlan?
Netplan is a utility for easily configuring networking on a linux system. You simply create a YAML description of the required network interfaces and what each should be configured to do.
In this quick tutorial, we are going to show you how to setup a static IP address on ubuntu 18.04 LTS using NetPlan tool
– First, use the below command to print a list of all the available network interfaces. In this case, the name of the interface is
$ ip link 1: lo:
mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000 link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 3: enp3s0: mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000 link/ether 56:00:00:60:20:0a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
– Let’s rename the 50-cloud-init.yaml and create our new configuration file named 01-netcfg.yaml , or you can even make changes on the 50-cloud-init.yaml like the below example.
In this example we are going to configure a static IP address, where the IP is 192.168.1.151, subnet mask 24 (255.255.255.0), default gateway is 192.168.1.254 and nameservers 192.168.1.254 and 126.96.36.199 on the network interface enp3s0 .
$ sudo mv /etc/netplan/50-cloud-init.yaml /etc/netplan/50-cloud-init.yaml.org $ sudo vi /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml network: version: 2 renderer: networkd ethernets: enp3s0: addresses: - 192.168.1.151/24 gateway4: 192.168.1.254 nameservers: search: [yallalabs.com, yallalabs.local] addresses: [192.168.1.254, 188.8.131.52]
– Save the file and exit. Then apply the recent network changes using following netplan command.
$ sudo netplan apply
You have learned how to assign a static IP address on your Ubuntu 18.04 machine using the Command Line. You might want to check the following guides:
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