Step 7. Configure Re-IP Rules
[This step applies only if you want to enable the functionality of automatic IP address transformation for Microsoft Windows VMs]
In case the network configuration in the source location does not match the production network configuration, you can create a number of re‑IP rules for the recovery location, and Orchestrator will automatically reconfigure VM IP addresses. During storage failover, Orchestrator checks if any of the specified re-IP rules apply to the recovered VM: if a rule applies, Orchestrator changes 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 VM must have VMware Tools installed.
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 and WINS 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.