During the initial setup on first boot of the vMA the configuration screen will ask questions regarding to ip address and hostname. If during this process an error has been made it is possible run the initial setup again.
I had this very issue as by mistake I selected "yes" to using DHCP. I spent some time looking at conf files but then found a reply on the VMWare forums that had the answer.
Go to the console screen of the vMA which will if it has just restarted prompting for a password to be set. Once this is complete follow the steps listed below:
- Press Alt F2 to get to the login screen
- Login using vi-admin
- Type cd /opt/vmware/vma/bin
- Type sudo ./vmware-vma-netconf.pl
This will come up with some rather comical text and the vi-admin password will need to be entered again. Once this has been entered the initial setup will run again allowing for any errors to be corrected.