I am trying to install and configure a new server (physical machine) to replace my current machine. I have most everything configured and want to test the new machine but I cannot change the IP address of the new server to be what the old server is. (We want to use the same IP so we don’t have to change firewalls and stuff).
When I go into Admin, System Admin it tells me I need to activate the system. However we are still currently using the old system so i don’t want to deactivate that one to activate this one until I am certain this one is ready.
I have tried changing the IP address with ifconfig on the server itself but that doesn’t seem to work and rebooting makes it revert to the other IP address.
How can i test this new machine and make sure things are working before moving my licenses and stuff over? I am afraid that if I move things and something isn’t working that I will not have any phone system until I can figure things out. Obviously this is not something I want to happen.
If any more info is needed let me know.