I’m migrating a live production infrastructure from on-premise to cloud and the issues I face are the continuation of service whilst moving virtual machines from the on-premise Hyper-V servers into a Data Centre.
The existing infrastructure is a Windows domain so has internal DHCP, DNS etc.
This means that the only way to do this really includes a lot of downtime as I need to basically lift and shift everything across at the same time and then use a VPN between the site and the datacentre for client connectivity.
Then I came across ZeroTier!
I read that I get ZeroTier up and running on an VM and use it to bridge the current network with the ZeroTier network.
If this is the case, can I then move one machine at a time with much less downtime as all services will still be available between the networks?
I wanted to test this out as it could be exactly the solution I needed, but my lack of knowledge and ability has prevented me from seeing any success so far.
That’s where this post comes in:
- Am I on the right track here, is this possible?
- Can anybody help me with this (I’m willing to pay for support)?
I’ve followed this guide: https://zerotier.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/SD/pages/7471125/Layer+2+Bridging+of+Ethernet+and+ZeroTier+Networks+on+Linux
I have added my laptop, the ZT Bridge VM and a Server to ZT. I can’t ping the ZT Bridge from my laptop, but I can ping the server.
From the server I can ping the ZT Bridge and my laptop.
From the ZT Bridge I can’t ping the Server or my laptop.