Building a static network connection
In this recipe, we will learn how to configure a static IP address for a new or existing CentOS server.
While a dynamically assigned IP address or DHCP reservation may be fine for most desktop and laptop users, if you are setting up a server, it is often the case that you will require a static IP address. From web pages to e-mail, databases to file sharing, a static IP address will become a permanent location from which your server will deliver a range of applications and services, and it is the intention of this recipe to show you how easily it can be achieved.
To complete this recipe, you will require a working installation of the CentOS 7 operating system with root privileges and a console-based ...