So I am in the gloriously un-fun process of copying back all of my application servers from my DR site to my Production site and need to run Sure Replica jobs against the replica VMs to make sure that they are functioning as best I can before we can fail back.
As I am setting these up I am running into a problem. I understand that Re-IP is part of the failover plan and not the replication job. That is fine, I can live with that. But the fact that the network adapter change is part of the replication job means that I have no way of doing any ping related tests without manual intervention. I had initially had the nifty idea of adding a network mapping for the original site into the virtual lab configuration so the IP on the VM would work, but that doesn't work because the VM is mapped to the other network. My workaround now will probably be to change the IP/gateway settings on the Virtual Lab to reflect the incorrect network for this testing purpose.
What would be nice is an option to either run a Re-IP script during a sure-replica job or one to map the NICs on the VMs in the job to a specific "test" network so that the verification steps can be done.
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