Hi, I'm in the process of specifying how to consolidate several servers into just a few. We will isolate databases belonging to system groups into their own instances in the machine. Now I'd like to also add some flexibility - being able to move databases between servers and instances without having to redeploy Connection strings in the apps. My idea is this: - Create an IP adress for each instance in a server - In SQL ServerConfiguration Manager, set the instance to listen to a specific IP and port (disable ListenAll and dynamic ports). - Add DNS A records for each instance. - Add an Alias for each system, pointing to the A record for the correct instance. Will this work? If I had a lab environment to test this out I would, but unfortunately I don't.