C Whole Server Migration for Windows

This appendix describes the procedure to enable a virtual IP address for Windows XP systems.

C.1 Using Windows Control Panel

This procedure assumes the system is Windows XP, configured for static IP addresses.

  1. Go to Control Panel.

  2. Select Network and Internet Connections.

  3. Select Network Connections then select Local Area Connection.

  4. Choose Internet Protocol (TCP / IP) and click the Properties button.

  5. In the next window, click Advanced at the bottom of the dialog.

  6. Click Add next to the IP addresses to add an IP address with a corresponding sub-net mask. (Available only if the system is configured for static IPs.)

C.2 Using the netsh Command Line

The command line method is to use netsh. For example:

netsh interface ip show address <interface>
netsh interface ip add address <interface> <address> <netmask>
netsh interface ip delete address <interface> addr=<address> 

The following commands are available:

Table C-1 Application URLs

Application URL


Displays a list of commands.


Adds a configuration entry to a table


Deletes a configuration entry from a table.


Displays a configuration script.


Displays a list of commands.


Changes to the `netsh interface ip' context.


Changes to the `netsh interface ipv6' context.


Changes to the `netsh interface portproxy' context.


Resets information.


Sets configuration information


Displays information.

The following sub-contexts are available:

ip ipv6 portproxy

To view Help for a command, type the command followed by a space, and then ?.