Changing Of IP Address For The Existing SharePoint Farm

Changing of IP address for the existing SharePoint farm is the most common scenario for the SharePoint administrators. But, what will happen to the farm if we change the IP address of the existing one? Let's see.


Changing of IP address to the existing farm will not break anything with SharePoint. But be sure to consider the following while changing the IP.
  1. Change your DNS records to point to the new IP address for all Web applications.
  2. Change the IP addresses for the SQL Server and SharePoint
  3. Check IIS on your SharePoint Server(s) to see if the new IP address is correctly configured for all web applications on all the Servers in your farm.


Replicating SharePoint VMs and their backend SQL Server VMs is probably not supported due to timer job synchronization/time synchronization issues.