how to setup static IP address on Hipchat server

I change the /etc/network/interfaces file to static and enter all my network information but after a few minutes it reverts back to DHCP. how can I make my static settings stick



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Stephen Sifers Community Champion Mar 07, 2016

Looks like there is a specific syntax that is required outside of /etc/network/interfaces. Check this out:

Configuring a static IP address

If you deployed HipChat Server from an OVA image, HipChat Server is running in dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) mode (if DHCP is available), and will have its IP address, netmask, gateway, and DNS provided by your DHCP Server.

You can alternatively, manually, assign a static IP address.

If you deployed HipChat Server from an AMI, a static IP address has been configured for you automatically.

When you configure HipChat Server to use a static IP address you must configure all parts of the network, such as the netmask, gateway, and DNS.

To assign an IP address, type the following command:

hipchat network -m static -i <IP> -s <netmask> -g <gateway> -r <DNS>


For example:

hipchat network -m static -i -s -g -r


Note: For more help on the syntax, type:

hipchat network



Great! thank you for you for the quick response.

Stephen Sifers Community Champion Mar 07, 2016

Glad I could help, if the answer below is correct please mark it so.

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Start HipChat witch use DHCP Dinamic ip address use OVA image

Loign via SSH and change admin password its OK!

hipchat network --show

Return info

Hostname: hipchat
IP Address:
Public IP Address:


hipchat network -m static -i -s -g -r

Disable DHCP server

after restart HipChat ip address NOT Correct

Howto use Static IP adrress from OVA image??

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