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Version: 3.0.0-beta.2

How to setup a static ip using Netplan

This tutorials will walk you though the steps required to configure a server static IP address by modifying the Netplan configuration.

1. Edit the configuration

First find the right Netplan configuration filename, and edit the file:

cd /etc/netplan && ls  # find the netplan filename
sudo nano ##-network-manager-all.yaml

If the Netplan configuration is empty, fill in the file with the example below. Otherwise, input the IP address reserved for the server in xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/yy format, the gateway (the IP address of your router), and your DNS server's address.

network:
version: 2
renderer: networkd
ethernets:
enp3s0:
addresses: [192.168.88.8/24]
gateway4: 192.168.88.1
nameservers:
addresses: [192.168.88.1]
tip

If you don't have your own DNS server you can use the router's address in most cases or a public DNS server like Google 8.8.8.8 or Cloudflare 1.1.1.1.

2. Apply the configuration

After the Netplan file has been saved, apply the changes by running:

sudo netplan apply