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What is a Virtual IP address?

Created by Nigel, last modified by Gerald.Prado on Sep 28, 2017

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A Virtual IP (VIP) address is an IP address that is shared by both members of a HA server pool. When a member of the pool goes down, the other pool member takes over the VIP address and responds to requests sent to the VIP. The VIP and each pool member must be part of the same subnet.

SolarWinds High Availability does not support IPv6 addresses.

How do I choose a VIP address?

You have two options when choosing a VIP address.

  • Use your original Orion server's IP as your VIP, and add a new IP address to your manually configured network adapter for your Orion server. This allows devices that you have configured for limited access to a set number of IP addresses to continue to send information to the same IP address. This option requires no device configuration change if your devices can only send information to specific IP addresses.
  • Use a new IP address as your VIP when you have no device restrictions.

If you lock down the IP addresses you send information to and receive information from, you must make configuration changes to your devices because the HA pool may send polling requests from one of three IP addresses.

You can use SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager to update your router and switch configurations.

 
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