Importing a failover IP

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

Last updated 7th April 2020


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.



First, log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, go to the Public Cloud section and select the Public Cloud service concerned. Then, select Failover IP in the "Network" section.

IP Section

Click on Import a failover IP to display all the IP addresses that can be imported into your Public Cloud project.

IP Section

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 Failover IP

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.

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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