Create at any time a virtual MAC address associated with a failover IP
We offer several network addressing options to simplify the deployment of the Dedibox® platform.
For each server, you can add failover IP address(es) according to the offer and your service level. Your IP failover can be routed at any time to your servers in just a few minutes by using our Account Management Console or through our API. By switching your failover IP addresses from one server to another, the hosted services remain available without reconfiguring the IP address.
The option /27-block entitles you to a customizable range of 32 IP addresses, working in the same way as failover IP addresses. By personalizing your block of IP address, you answer easily and quickly to the problems of the virtualisation and you increase the continuity of service of your applications.
It is also possible to transform your RIPE IP block into individual failover IP addresses.
You can create a virtual MAC address, associated to a failover IP at any time. Your failover IP can be routed at any time, within seconds, from the management console or the API to one of your virtual machines replicated on another server, without reconfiguration of your virtual machine.
Take advantage of a reverse DNS (IPv4) for each of your failover IP! Reversed DNS allow the resolution from an IP address to qualified domain name (ex: wywebsite.mydomain.com). This is the exact opposite of the classic use of DNS, which matches domain names with IP addresses.
IP failover allows you to benefit from public IPv4 addresses, reserved for your infrastructure, which can be switched from one server to another in a few minutes, with a simple action from the Dedibox management console.
After ordering your dedicated server, you can order IP Failover per unit or per block of 32 IPs from the Dedibox console.
Each dedicated server model has a maximum quota of failover IP addresses. You can find this information on the product sheet of each server. Note that you can increase this quota by +15 addresses by taking the Business service level.
IPFO addresses allow to have several IPs on the server and thus, for example, to have one IP for each web site or for each virtual machine. They can also allow you to keep one IP during server migration or to ensure the redundancy of your infrastructure with a load balancer upstream (Managed LB or Manual Installation).
Virtual MAC addresses are network addresses for addressing virtual machines in your virtualization infrastructure: VMWare, Xen or KVM. So you can address a failover IP address, a MAC address and use the reverse to manage your virtual machine.