You can customize IP settings manually for individual virtual machines for both the protected site and the recovery site.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Open Site Recovery.
  2. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair, and click View Details.
  3. Click the Recovery Plans tab, click a recovery plan, and click Virtual Machines.
  4. Right-click a virtual machine and click Configure Recovery.
  5. Click the IP Customization tab and select Manual IP customization from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select the NIC for which you want to modify IP Settings.
  7. Click Configure for the protected site or the recovery site, depending on which set of IP settings you want to configure.
  8. To configure IPv4 settings, click the IPv4 tab.
    • Select DHCP, or for static addresses, enter an IP address, subnet information, and gateway server addresses.
    • If the virtual machine is powered on and has VMware Tools installed, you can click Retrieve to import current settings configured on the virtual machine.
  9. To configure IPv6 settings, click the IPv6 tab.
    • Select DHCP, or for static addresses, enter an IP address, subnet information, and gateway server addresses.
    • If the virtual machine is powered on and has VMware Tools installed, you can click Retrieve to import current settings configured on the virtual machine.
  10. To configure DNS settings, click the DNS tab.
    • Table 1. DNS Settings
      Setting Options
      DNS Server
      Choose how DNS servers are found:
      • Use DHCP to obtain a DNS address automatically.
      • Specify a preferred and an alternate DNS server.
      DNS Suffix

      Enter a DNS suffix and click Add or select an existing DNS suffix and click Remove, Move Up, or Move Down.

    • If the virtual machine is powered on and has VMware Tools installed, you can click Retrieve to import current settings configured on the virtual machine.
  11. (Required) Click the WINS tab to enter primary and secondary WINS addresses.
    The WINS tab is available only when configuring DHCP or IPv4 addresses for Windows virtual machines.
  12. Repeat Step 7 through Step 10 to configure recovery site or protected site settings, if necessary.
  13. Repeat the configuration process for other NICs, as required.

Results

Recovery site settings are applied during recovery. Protected site settings are applied during failback.
Note: Virtual machines with manually defined IP customization are not subject to the IP Mapping Rule evaluation during recovery. Manually specified IP configuration takes precedence over IP mapping rules.