How to add a static ip address to a linux distribution such as Debian running as a VPS on VirtualBox

Ensure the VM is powered off

  1. Configure the Network

    Settings -> Network

  2. Ensure Adapter 1 is attached to NAT and Adapter 2 is attached to Host-only Adapter


  3. Ensure your host’s IP is set similar to the following

    network properties

  4. Get the names of your network interfaces, make a note of them

    ip addr

  5. Open the interface file in Nano

    cd /etc/network
    nano interfaces

  6. Ensure the interfaces are configured as the following. Use your own interface names e.g in the following the interface names are enp0s3 and enp0s8.

        source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*
        # The loopback network interface
        auto lo
        iface lo inet loopback
        # Adapter 1
        allow-hotplug enp0s3
        iface enp0s3 inet dhcp
        # Adapter 2
        auto enp0s8
        iface enp0s8 inet static


  7. sake Debian


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