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Considerations for Changing IP Address of Standalone Hyper-V Host RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings,

    I need to change the host OS IP address on a stand-alone 2012R2 Hyper-V host. This is the only Hyper-V host so I don't need to worry about a cluster. There are two VMs running on this hyper-V host. Is it best practice to shutdown the guest VMs and put the host maintenance mode before changing the host IP address?

    The guest VM IP addresses will remain the same. I have been researching this topic and I found several considerations if your hyper-V host was in a cluster, but I haven't seen much if your Hyper-V host is standalone. I'm more familiar with VMware ESXi where they do recommend putting the host in maintenance mode before changing IP address. In this particular circumstance if I can change the Host OS IPs without shutting down the Guest OS VMs it would make this process easier.

    Any input is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:16 PM

Answers

  • Kind of vague but if nothing changes with the guests and vSwitch they're using, then it should not be a problem to do.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:35 PM

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  • Kind of vague but if nothing changes with the guests and vSwitch they're using, then it should not be a problem to do.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:35 PM
  • Dave,

    Thank you for the response. We are not making any changes to the Guest OS networking or the v-switch so we should be fine then.


    Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:39 PM
  • You're welcome.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:41 PM