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Changing ESX Server IP

Post by Robdigi » Mar 23, 2012 12:45 pm

I have Veeam 6 backing up a single VM on an ESX server.

I need to change the IP address of this ESX server. What process should I use to update Veeam and the backup job?

If I go into the properties of the current ESX server, it does not allow me to update the IP. I'm assuming I need to remove and re-add the server, but I want to make sure there are no other steps required.



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Re: Changing ESX Server IP

Post by foggy » Mar 23, 2012 1:36 pm

Changing host's IP address should not have any effect on your jobs if you configured them using DNS host names. Thanks.

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Re: Changing ESX Server IP

Post by Robdigi » Mar 23, 2012 2:05 pm

Unfortunately, I added the server via IP address because I didn't expect the IP address to change. Lesson learned on that one.

Having said that, will I need to remove/re-add the ESX server from Veeam, and recreate the backup job?

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Re: Changing ESX Server IP

Post by foggy » Mar 23, 2012 2:09 pm

Yes.

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Re: Changing ESX Server IP

Post by DaArmyX » Mar 24, 2012 12:46 pm

Wouldn't the powershell script for changing the "name" of a server added in B&R work? I use the script to change customers IP of their VCs all time time as well as their netname. I don't have the script on me or memorized but if you open a support case we can get it for you but it may be in the powershell forums.

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Re: Changing ESX Server IP

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 24, 2012 4:29 pm

Hi Jeff,

If you're talking about the script that makes changes to Veeam B&R configuration database, then it might help, though we do not recommend or support manual configuration data modifications.

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Re: Changing ESX Server IP

Post by DaArmyX » Mar 24, 2012 6:28 pm

This is the one I was talking about Vitaly.

$server = Get-VBRServer | ?{$_.name -eq "Name/IP of Server"}
$server.SetName("New Name/IP of Server")

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