0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2012 10:52 AM by dark_15

    NPM - How to set a preferred address

    dark_15

      Ran into an issue today where a secondary address needs to be added to a NIC running solarwinds. However if the IP address is lower than the current address, then solarwinds will bind to the lower address first. You can disable this by adding the IP address via command line with the following stanza:

       

      Netsh int ipv4 add address <nic name> <ip addr> <mask> skipassource=true

      • <nic name> is the name of the NIC from the output of Netsh int ipv4 show interfaces
      • <ip addr> is the secondary address you want to add
      • <mask> is the subnet mask
      • skipassource=true is the key point - this prevents Solarwinds from binding to the address.

       

      This feature is available in Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

       

       

       

      Related source: http://serverfault.com/questions/119840/windows-server-2008-specifying-the-default-ip-address-when-nic-has-multiple-add