How to enable ping on ESMC Virtual Appliance

Open terminal and run the following commands as root to enable ping on an ESMC Virtual Appliance machine.

Before you start,  check which version of CentOS is running on your system with the command hostnamectl. Then run the following commands according to your OS version.

For CentOS 7

1. Call the iptables command:

iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request -j ACCEPT

2. Save iptables:

service iptables save

Now it is possible to ping ESMC Virtual Appliance from other computers located in the same subnet.