DO Ideas 2

Internal Floating IP

I currently have a few servers i would like to be accessed internally only by other servers but failover is needed. Since virtual IP aren't an option can you guys provide floating IP for internal IP addresses so I don't have to open these server up to the web and have to worry about whitelisting them.

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Lucas Vasilakopoulos commented
    September 11, 2018 16:32

    I would like internal IPs for internal failover as well. Very handy for cluster setups where a load balancer of some type doesn't make a lot of sense.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 16:32

    Hello Alex. The use case would be for failover scenarios such as PgPool2 health check. When one dedicated PgPool2 server fails, the replica PgPool2 server detects and fails over in which event the new PgPool2 server replica inherits the Floating IP. The issue with a public IP is it leaves the server open to the web which wouldn't be an issue if the floating IP was an internal IP address.