Step 8. Configure Re-IP Rules
[This step applies only if you want to enable the functionality of automatic IP address transformation for recovery of Microsoft Windows servers]
If the IP addressing scheme in the source location differs from the target location scheme, you can create re-IP rules for the recovery location, and Orchestrator will automatically reconfigure IP addresses of the recovered VMs. When recovering from a vSphere or agent backup, or failing back to a new location, Orchestrator checks if any of the specified re-IP rules will apply to the recovered VM: if a rule applies, Orchestrator will change the IP address configuration of the recovered VM using the Microsoft Windows registry.
To allow Orchestrator to reconfigure IP addresses of a recovered VM, the machine must have VMware Tools installed. This also applies to physical servers protected by Veeam agents if you plan to recover them to the VMware vSphere environment. The readiness check for any plan containing Veeam agents will confirm the presence of VMware Tools.
To configure a re-IP rule, at the Re-IP Rules step of the wizard, click Add. The Add Re-IP Rule window will open.
- In the Source VM section, describe an IP numbering scheme adopted in the source location.
- In the Target VM section, describe an IP numbering scheme adopted in the target location. Specify an IP address, subnet mask and default gateway that will be used for recovered VMs.
- If necessary, define the DNS server addresses.
- In the Description field, specify a brief outline for the rule or leave any related comments.
- Click Add.
You can use the asterisk character (*) to specify a range of IP addresses.