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Configure a failover IP with Windows

Configure a failover IP with Windows

You may need to configure a failover IP address on your instances, for one of the following reasons:

  • you have a large number of websites on your instance,
  • you host international projects.

In order to do this you can either buy or import a failover IP address for your Public Cloud instances.

However failover IPs will not be automatically configured on your instance.

This guide explains how to configure your instance's network interface so that a failover IP can be allocated to it.

Requirements

Configuring the interface

Windows does not allow you to configure a failover IP address in addition to configuring a main IP address in DHCP. You therefore have to reconfigure your network card with a manually assigned IP address.

  • Recover network information using "ipconfig":

  • Go to the Control Panel then the Network and Sharing Centre

  • Modify the card's parametres:

  • Access your interface's properties:

  • Access the TCP/IPv4 configuration

  • Complete your configuration manually, and use a similar configuration to the one shown below by adapating the IP addresses according to the information obtained from your "ipconfig", and then click on "Advanced:

  • Add your failover IP as follows:

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