With OVHcloud Failover IPs, connecting your virtual machines to the Internet can be a breeze. Follow this tutorial to configure networking on your Windows Server VM.
- Configuring Network Settings in a Windows Server VM
- Dedicated Server running VMware ESXi 6.5
- How to Connect a VM to the Internet Using VMware ESXi 6.5
Configuring Network Settings in a Windows Server VM
In this step, we will be configuring our interface settings. To do this, navigate to the Server Manager. From the left-hand column, click the Local Server option.
By default, the "Ethernet0" option will read, IPv4 address assigned by DHCP, IPv6 enabled. This is exactly what we want to change, so click on this text.
Next, right-click on Ethernet0 and select the Properties option from the drop-down menu. From the ensuing menu, double-click the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option.
This will allow you to configure your interface to use the IP address, gateway, and DNS name servers of your choice. Configure it as follows:
In this file, replace the following pieces of information from the picture as instructed:
- 1. Next to "IP address", replace "203.0.113.32" with the Failover IP to which you have added the vMAC in the OVHcloud Manager.
- 2. Next to "Subnet mask", replace "255.255.255.248" with the correct netmask depending on the size of the block of IPs you have purchased. For instance, if you are using a /28 block, put "240" in the last octet.
- 3. Next to "Default gateway", replace the "220.127.116.11" with the first three octets of your Dedicated Server's IP address with a final octet of "254".
- 4. The DNS nameservers listed are from OpenDNS. Feel free to use other name servers here, if you choose.
Click OK after making these changes. To test that the VM is fully connected to the Internet, ping example.com. If you get a response, you are good to go. If you do not, restart your VM and attempt the ping again.
Having read this article, you should be familiar with the steps that are required to configure the network settings on a Windows Server VM.