OVH Guide

Assign Virtual MAC to Failover IP

OVH allows you to associate a virtual MAC address with an IP address, so that you can set up virtual machines with a bridge configuration on your server.

Requirements

To assign a virtual MAC to a Failover IP, you must:

  • Have a dedicated server.
  • Have a Failover IP address, or a Failover IP block (RIPE).
  • Access to the Customer area.

Assign a MAC address

To assign a Virtual MAC address to a Failover IP, you first need to connect to your customer area.

Once connected, go to the section IP.

Then select the server concerned so that the Failover IP, or IP block, attached to it will appear.

  • For a Failover IP :

IPFO

  • For a Failover IP block :

BlocIPFO

A down arrow symbol is present for an IP block, click on it to display each IP address of the block. This will be necessary to assign a virtual MAC address for each IP of the block.

Next, click the gear on the right, then select Add Virtual MAC.

MAC

Type : Corresponds to the virtual MAC address type (VmWare will be a MAC address made for the VmWare ESXi system, and OVH will be for any other type of virtualization system). Nom de la machine virtuelle : Corresponds to the desired name for the virtual MAC address, in order to find this IP/MAC pair more easily.

Do not forget to assign the virtual MAC address created in your virtual machine configuration.

Delete a MAC address

When a MAC address is deleted, it will not be recoverable.

To remove a Virtual MAC address associated with a Failover IP, you must first connect to your client area.

Once connected, go to the section IP.

Then select the server concerned so that the Failover IP, or IP block, attached to it will appear.

Finally, click on the gear on the right, then select Delete a Virtual MAC.