Server 2003 with Multiple IP address

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I have a server with 2 NICs both with IP addresses. When i PING the server i want it to return with the address of the first NIC.

Basically it is a host server for a virtual machine. I will be adding more virtaul machines later with more addresses, but whenever i want the host pinged i want it to return with the address.

i checked the advanced NIC settings and the adapter with .92 is at the top

How do i go about this? do i need to change the metric of the route?

Here is the route

Active Routes:
Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric      1     10     10     10     10     10     10     10     10     10     10     10     10      1      1      1
Question by:Avatar261
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    Expert Comment

    Why would you want that?  If you ping, .94 should reply. If you ping, 92 should reply. Maybe I'm missing the point.
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    Expert Comment

    Do you have a host (A) record in DNS for both adapters?

    If you binding order is set correctly and you have entries for both adapters in DNS, DNS should resolve the name to .92 adapter.
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    Pulled the trigger to soon.

    If you do not have DNS records for both adapers, you can manually create a host record or go to the Advanced TCP/IP settings, choose the DNS tab, and ensure the "Register this connections addresses in DNS" tick box. Or, if you so not want a specific interface register in DNS, uncheck it.

    Hope this helps.

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    Expert Comment

    each vitrual machine can be assigned a unique host name and a unique virtual IP address.  you do not need anything special other than the virtual server software properly configured to have the host server respond to replies to the hostname it is assigned.  virtual machines will not respond to the ping requests made to the host machine name, only to their own unique name.

    and in dns you should have a host record for each virtual machine hosted on the server running the vitrual server software.


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