Primary IP Address Modification

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The primary IP address is the address
CA Spectrum
uses to communicate with a modeled device. You can change a modeled device's primary IP address. There are three ways to change a device's primary IP address:
Change the Primary IP Address for a Device in the Preferred Address List
You can change the primary IP address for a modeled device. If you know the IP address that you want to use to contact the device, you can change the address in the preferred address list for that device.
Follow these steps:
  1. In the Explorer tab, select the device whose primary IP address you want to change.
  2. Click the Information tab and expand the IP Redundancy subview.
  3. Click Configure next to Primary Address.
    The Preferred Addresses dialog opens. The current primary address for the device appears in the Primary Address field.
  4. Select an IP address from the Redundancy Preferred Addresses list on the left side of the dialog, and click Primary.
    The IP address you selected appears in the Primary Address field. The IP address that had originally been the primary address now appears in the Redundancy Preferred Addresses list.
  5. Click OK.
    The change to the device’s primary address is applied and the Preferred Addresses dialog is closed.
Change the Device IP Address to an Interface Address
You can change the primary IP address of a modeled device to an interface address. In some situations, you do not know the IP address to contact a device, but you do know the device interface that you want to use. You can change the primary IP address for that device by selecting an interface primary IP address.
For more information about interfaces, see the
Operator section
.
Follow these steps:
  1. In the Explorer tab, select the device whose primary IP address you want to change.
  2. Click the Interfaces tab in the Component Detail panel.
    Interface information for the selected device opens in table format.
  3. Right-click the interface you want to use to contact the device, click Configure Primary Address for Device, and then click Use Interface IP As Primary Address to set the interface's primary IP address as the device's primary IP address.
    A confirmation dialog opens.
  4. Click Yes.
    The change to the device’s primary address is applied.
    You cannot select an interface that does not have a primary IP address configured for it (for example, if the IP Address column in the interfaces table is blank). If you try to select the interface, an error message appears.
Change the Primary IP Address for a Device to use an Interface Secondary IP Address
You can change the primary IP address of a modeled device. In some cases, you do not know the IP address that you want to use to contact a device, but you do know the particular interface. You can change the primary IP address for a device by selecting an interface and then selecting one of the interface secondary IP addresses.
For more information about interfaces, see the
Operator section
.
Follow these steps:
  1. In the Explorer tab, select the device whose primary IP address you want to change.
  2. Click the Interfaces tab in the Component Detail panel.
    Interface information for the selected device opens in table format.
  3. Right-click the interface that you want to use to contact the device.
  4. Click Configure Primary Address for Device.
  5. Click Use Secondary IP to set one of the interface secondary IP addresses as the primary IP address for the device.
    The Interface IP Mask Table opens.
  6. Select an IP address to use from the list of secondary IP addresses and click Use as Primary Address for Device.
    A confirmation dialog opens.
  7. Click Yes.
    The change to the device’s primary address is applied.
    You cannot select an interface that does not have any IP addresses configured for it (for example, if the Secondary IPs and IP Address columns in the interfaces table are blank). If you try to select the interface, an error message appears.