Importing a failover IP

Find out how to import a failover IP address into your Public Cloud Project

Last updated 10th March 2022


You might need to configure a failover IP address on your instances because:

  • You have multiple websites on your instance.
  • You host international projects.
  • You want to migrate from a Dedicated Server to a Public Cloud instance.

Instead oy buying additional ones, you can import a failover IP address that is linked to a different OVHcloud service.

This guide explains how to import this failover IP into your OVHcloud Public Cloud project.



In the OVHcloud Control Panel, select your project from the Public Cloud section. Then select Failover IP in the "Network" section.

Click on Actions and select Import an IP to display all the IP addresses that can be imported into your Public Cloud project.

IP Section

If you do not currently have a Failover IP on your Public Cloud project, the option to import an IP will be displayed on the homepage.

Click on ... next to the IP address you would like to import and click Import this failover IP.

Import Failover IP

Confirm by clicking on Import.

Import confirm

The page will refresh and the information that the IP address was migrated successfully will appear.

When the failover IP has been successfully imported, click on ... on the right and select Modify the associated instance.

Import Failover IP

A pop-up will appear to choose the instance to which your IP address should be attached.

Import Failover IP

Click on Attach to confirm. The page will display a modification message.

A failover IP cannot be moved between different zones. For example, an IP located in the SBG data center can be moved to GRA or RBX, but cannot be moved to BHS.

Import Failover IP

The IP address is now associated with your instance. The next step will be the IP configuration in your OS; please refer to our guide.

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