The Tilaa platform supports DHCP for configuring the public network interface of your server. This has many benefits over manual configuration, since you will automatically receive the correct settings should the gateway or DNS resolver addresses ever be changed. Next to that, it will make cloning a VPS a lot easier when we enable this functionality in the near future.
To set your VPS up for using DHCP, there are a few configuration changes which vary per operating system.
For CentOS/Fedora/Scientific Linux, modify /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp ONBOOT=yes
The IPADDR and NETMASK lines should be removed. Also, don't forget to remove the GATEWAY line from /etc/sysconfig/network
After this, make sure you have the DHCP client installed: yum -y install dhclient and restart the networking service: service network restart
For Ubuntu/Debian, modify /etc/network/interfaces
iface eth0 inet dhcp
The address and netmask lines should be removed.
After this, make sure you have the DHCP client installed: apt-get -y install isc-dhcp-client and restart the networking service: service networking restart
For FreeBSD, modify /etc/rc.conf
After this, restart the networking service: /etc/init.d/netif restart
For Windows, open the Ethernet Properties, then Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties and set it to Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically