For Microsoft clusters and Hyper-V deployments, it may be necessary to configure the IP Availability Manager manually to associate agent IP addresses for clusters or Hyper-V virtual machines with specific hostnames. The name of the Hyper-V host and the name of the physical host must be the same in the IP Availability Manager. This ensures that the IP Availability Manager accurately discovers the IP on which the virtual machine is running.

To manually associate the agent IP with the configured hostname, perform one of the following procedures on the IP Availability Manager:

  • Edit the hosts file so that the IPs on the host are the same as those on the cluster or Hyper-V server name.

  • Use a seed file to force the IP Availability Manager to use the cluster or Hyper-V server name for the physical hostname. The VMware Smart Assurance IP Management Suite Discovery Guide provides information about seed files.