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Operating System

Windows Server 2012





Note: The following sections provide details about the specific issue. Italics indicates UI text that appears in the Best Practices Analyzer tool for the specific issue.


Virtual machines participating in replication can be configured to use a specific IP address in the event of failover, but only if integration services are installed in the guest operating system of the virtual machine.


In the event of a failover (planned, unplanned, or test), the Replica virtual machine will come online using the same IP address as the primary virtual machine. This configuration might cause connectivity issues. This impacts the following virtual machines: <list of virtual machines>


Use Virtual Machine Connection to install integration services in the virtual machine.

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