Assigning an IP Address to a Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client¶
When a Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client is powered on for the first time, you can display its IP address by logging into the OSD and selecting Options > Configuration > Network.
If you want, you can manually change the IP address either dynamically or statically.
Assigning the IP Address Dynamically¶
If your network supports DHCP and your Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client is enabled for DHCP, the Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client will automatically receive an IP address from your DHCP server when it's first powered on. One advantage to dynamic IP address assignment is that you can deploy multiple Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients simultaneously in your network.
The Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client may receive a different IP address when it's powered off
- If the client is subsequently powered off for a period of time that exceeds its DHCP lease time, the client may receive a different IP address when it's powered on again. You can avoid this issue by using a DHCP reservation to permanently associate the IP address received from the DHCP server with the device.
- As well, if there is no available DHCP server when the zero client powers on, after 4 attempts the zero client will use it's fall back IP address. Only a power reset will initiate a DHCP request at this point.
Assigning the IP Address Statically¶
If your network doesn't support DHCP, the Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client will use its static fallback IP address the first time it's powered on. This address is set by the device’s manufacturer.
You can statically assign an IP address from the Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client’s OSD Network page. Because all Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients from the same manufacturer will have the same default IP address, you can only deploy a single client at a time when you assign IP addresses statically.
You can also configure an IP address from the AWI Initial Setup page
You can also assign an IP address (and other network settings) from the AWI Initial Setup page. To configure the IP address from this page, see Configuring Initial Setup Parameters.
To statically assign an IP address from the OSD:
- From the OSD, select Options > Configuration > Network.
- From the OSD Network page, select Unlock. If required, enter a password to make changes.
- Ensure that Enable DHCP is not selected, and then enter the client’s IP address and other network addresses.
- Click **Apply, and then click Reset to reset the device so the changes can take effect.
Locating the factory default IP address
You can locate the factory default IP address for a client in the IN OFD: (optional factory defaults) section of the the device’s event log:
The static fallback IP address can also be set from the PCoIP Management Console. In this case, the event log will display the address as being IN FLASH: rather than IN OFD:
If you reset the client (see Resetting Your Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client), the static fallback IP address will revert to the factory default, even when it has been set by the PCoIP Management Console.