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 network configuration in the source location does not match the production network configuration, you can create re‑IP rules for the recovery location, and Orchestrator will automatically reconfigure IP addresses of the recovered VMs. During storage failover, Orchestrator checks if any of the 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 VM must have VMware Tools installed.
To configure a re-IP rule, at the Re-IP 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.