Switching the destination host of a failover IP

Overview

In case you have migrated your data from one Bare Metal Cloud Server to another one, you can move the failover IP of the machine to the new server to keep your services available with the same IP address. IP failover addresses are additional IP addresses, available for Bare Metal Cloud Servers. They allow you to move an IP from one server to another without changing your whole configuration. Failover IPs can also be used as additional IP addresses to create virtual machines on your Bare Metal Cloud Server.

Note: Failover IPs are available only for Bare Metal Cloud Servers and offer different functionalities than reserved IPs on virtual instances.

Requirements

Moving a Failover IP to a New Destination

Note: This tutorial assumes, that you have already configured a failover IP on one of your servers.

1 . Connect yourself to your Scaleway console

2 . Click on Bare Metal in the side-menu to enter the Bare Metal Cloud servers section of the console.

3 . The list of your Bare Metal Cloud servers displays:

Server list

4 . Click on the Failover IPs tab to view the failover IP configuration.

5 . Configure your services and the failover IP on the new server to make sure your services remain available without interruption.

6a . If you are using the Drag&Drop view option, drag and drop the failover IP from your old server to the new one:

Drag&Drop view

Click on Validate to update the failover IP configuration. The green dot starts blinking in blue colour, indicating that the failover IP destination is being updated.

6b . If you are using the List view option, click on next to the failover IP to display the configuration menu. Click on Assign to a server to change the destination of the IP:

List view

Select the new server from the drop-down list and click on Validate:

Failover IP new server

7 . Once the configuration has been updated, the blinking dot changes back to green. The failover IP is being routed now to the new server.

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