I am setting up a mirror in Amazon EC2 and I have all servers with dedicated IPs. When i try to connect my mirror to my principal with the following command
alter database DB_NAME set partner = 'TCP://126.96.36.199:1433'
(IP changed from real for security) I get an error saying
The server network address "TCP://188.8.131.52:1433" can not be reached or does not exist. Check the network address name and reissue the command.
I am sure the server exists and is visible from the other server. I recall having issues when the endpoint server name is not the same that the server knowns for itself in @@SERVERNAME, Does anyone think this could be the issue?
Given that we don't have any domain setup, nor ActiveDirectory the only way i can think of using the actual server names is to setup a hosts file, but I find that solution will end up being hard to manage and very ugly.
Any options or ideas?