Why does a Windows 2008 R2 Exchange 2010 cluster server give wrong address when pinging local hostname

Posted on 2011-05-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a three node clustered Windows 2008 R2 virtual servers that host Exchange 2010.  When pinging their hostname locally on the server, a 169.254.x.x IP is given instead of the statically assigned IP.  When pinging the server from another server, you get the DNS registered IP.  Looks very funny and also gives problems in email headers when you see the name of the server with the 169.254.x.x IP.  I would like to fix this and make sure the system responds with the correct IP.  Thanks.
Question by:tdbaker329
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    It might be the giving the IP of the Cluster IP(Virtual IP)

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    I thought of this but the virtual IP of the node name is a static IP assigned with a different DNS registered name.

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    Figured it out.  I had to enter a fully qualified name in a host file on each DAG server so that the Micrsoft Failover Virtual Adapter would see the correct name of the server and IP.  All is fixed now.  Thanks.
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    I determined what the problem was and corrected the situation.

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