After you have created the virtual IP addresses, bind each IP Manager to a virtual IP address. The IP Manager is bound to the IP address at startup. Because of these bindings, you will need to modify the startup script for each IP Manager.

The sm_server command, which is used to start a IP Manager, provides a special option, --useif, for binding the IP Manager to a particular virtual IP address. The following example illustrates this option by binding the IP Manager named INCHARGE_A to the IP address

# BASEDIR/smarts/bin/sm_server -n INCHARGE_A --useif=