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ovh failover

gomaisgomais Member

someone who use or know how to configure failover with windows 2008
I want to use the ip ovh failover within the vmware worksation
I'm virtualizing one vps ubuntu machine in windows server 2008
I want to learn to make the configuration of failover
paid for those who know and tell me!

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Patron Provider
    edited June 2016

    Have you read OVH's failover IP guide? It's not hard at all, just use main IP w/ .254 (Edited, sorry!) as gateway, netmask .255.

  • gomaisgomais Member

    @EVM_Mike said:
    Have you read OVH's failover IP guide? It's not hard at all, just use main IP as gateway, netmask .255.

    yes not solved i user hyper-v on my windows server 2012

  • HBAndreiHBAndrei Member, Top Host, Host Rep
    edited June 2016
    • Make sure the network connection is Bridged.
    • Make sure you generate a Virtual MAC as vmware, in OVH panel for the failover IP address you wish to configure (can take some time to get generated)
    • Copy that Virtual MAC into the Network Adapter of your virtual machine

    For the example below, let's assume your host server public IP address is: (this is not the failover IP, but the main IP address of your server)

    On the guest Ubuntu edit the /etc/network/interfaces as follows:
    auto lo eth0
    iface lo inet loopback
    iface eth0 inet static
    address FAILOVER_IP
    broadcast FAILOVER_IP
    post-up route add dev eth0
    post-up route add default gw
    pre-down route del dev eth0
    pre-down route del default gw

    Notice the last 4 lines have the main server IP address, except ending in 254.

    On the guest Ubuntu do:
    ifdown eth0 && ifup eth0
    or reboot.

    Hope this helps.

  • msg7086msg7086 Member
    edited June 2016

    Just did that yesterday and was pretty frustrated at first.

    Suppose your main IP is A.B.C.D, and your FO IP is R.S.T.U, then configure as:

    • Address R.S.T.U
    • Mask
    • Gateway A.B.C.254

    Also you need to generate a MAC in the OVH control panel, and fill the MAC into your VM NIC settings in ESXi or whatever you use.

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