IP Migration Wizard questions

Bdzzld

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Hi,

I've read the documentation of the "IP Migration Wizard" but due to it not being too technical and lacking screendumps, a few questions remain:

A colocated server with four IP-addresses (one main IP-address (for cPanel), one DNS IP-address and two dedicated IP-addresses) is going to be moved to another network. Due to this all four IP-address are going to be changed.

I've read the documentation of the "IP Migration Wizard" and according to it, this is going to be done in two steps:

1) Add the four new IP-addresses into the "IP Migration Wizard"
--wait for DNS propagation (48 hrs. or more)
2) Continue the "IP Migration Wizard".

Hereby the questions:
1) Is the order in which the new IP-address are being entered important?
2)What is technically done in step 1? E.g. will it already try to load httpd, FTP or another service through any new IP-address before step 2 is executed?
3)How long does step 2 take to run?

Thanking you in advance.
 
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cPanelLauren

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1) Is the order in which the new IP-address are being entered important?
No, the next screen will allow you to select the IP you want to associate with accounts. It groups them by the IP they're using currently

2)What is technically done in step 1? E.g. will it already try to load httpd, FTP or another service through any new IP-address before step 2 is executed?
2)What is technically done in step 1? E.g. will it already try to load httpd, FTP or another service through any new IP-address before step 2 is executed?
All this step does is create/save the configuration files, it does not implement them until you proceed with the conversion (post propagation) - it also does not bind the IP's - This should be done in WHM>>IP Functions>>Add a New Ip Address

3)How long does step 2 take to run?
In my experience, not long at all, just a few seconds, it just rebuilds the conf files with the updated IP's and restarts the services.