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Failover IP - Quickstart

Failover IPs are IP addresses you can order and move from one server to another (even across datacenters), without changing your whole configuration. If your server is out of order, you can move the failover IP to your fallback server, and keep your services available without any downtime. Failover IPs can also be used as additional IP addresses for a single server, for example, if you want to give each website in Plesk its IP. Another functionality of Failover IPs is to create virtual machines on your Dedibox.

Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Dedibox console
Note

Failover IPs are associated with the Dedibox product and cannot be moved to a different product category. For example, a failover IP can be moved to another Dedibox server, but it cannot be transferred to other service types like Load Balancers or Elastic Metal servers.

How to order a failover IP

  1. Click Server in your Dedibox console to display a list of your dedicated servers. Then click on the server you want to configure.
  2. On the server’s status page, click Failover in the menu on the left.
  3. The list of your existing failover IPs displays. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Order IP addresses.
  4. Select either an IP block or individual IP address and click Command failover IP block or Command failover IP for individual IPs.
  5. Confirm the order by clicking Order.

How to assign a failover IP

  1. Click Server in your Dedibox console to display a list of your dedicated servers. Then click on the server you want to configure.

  2. On the server’s status page, click Failover in the menu on the left.

  3. The list of your existing failover IPs displays. Drag and drop your failover IP from the list on the left to the ID of the server you want to use as destination host.

  4. Click Update once you finish the failover IP destination configuration.

    The failover IP will be routed to the new destination host within a few minutes.

How to configure a failover IP

We provide a series of dedicated how-to’s about the configuration of failover IPs on your Dedibox server:

  • How to configure a failover IP on CentOS
  • How to configure a failover IP on Debian/Ubuntu
  • How to configure a failover IP on FreeBSD
  • How to configure a failover IP on Windows Server
  • How to configure the network of a virtual machine.
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