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In public networks you can reserve or purchase public IP addresses for your VMs. Reserved IPs may be charged while they are reserved, even if they are not used in VMs. 

Privilege: Manage public IPs, Access public networks tab, Manage public network elements

To add new public IP addresses to your virtual datacenter:

  1. Click the + Add button on the Public IPs page to display the list of available public IPs
    1. To move between pages, use pagination controls such as arrows and page numbers
    2. To filter your search, enter an IP address or Network name in the Search filter box
  2. Select IP addresses to add them to your virtual datacenter 
  3. Click Add to reserve the IPs

The platform will add the IPs to your VDC

You can also reserve public IPs directly from the Edit VM dialog.




Obtain public IP addresses in public cloud

During onboarding from public cloud, the platform will onboard existing public IP addresses in providers that support them, such as AWS and Azure. You can obtain them from the provider and assign them to your virtual datacenters and VMs.

The provider may charge for public IP addresses as soon as you reserve them for your virtual datacenter. Therefore you should reserve your IP addresses just before you deploy and check they are deleted when you undeploy your VMs. Remember that your provider may also limit the number of public IP addresses that you can use per virtual datacenter.


To add public IP addresses to your virtual datacenter, so that you can later assign them to your VMs:

Privileges: Manage virtual network elements, Manage floating IPs, Access public networks tab, Manage public network elements

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → Select a public cloud virtual datacenter → Network → Public
  2. On the Allocated public IPs page, click the + add button
  3. To add the public IP to a virtual datacenter, click the Add to VDC link near the IP address

Now when you edit a VM in the VDC and go to Network → Public, the platform will display the public IP address and you can add it to your VM.

To obtain a public IP directly for a VM, click Purchase public IPs.



Limit Public IP bandwidths for a VDC

You can use Quality of Service (QoS) traffic shaping parameters to limit the bandwidth for each public IP in a virtual datacenter. 

Privileges: Manage public bandwidth limit

When you upgrade the platform or create a virtual datacenter, the public IPs bandwidth limit is disabled. To enable the limit for the public IPs of the VDC, edit the bandwidth limit. 

To edit the bandwidth limit and enable it in the platform:

  1. Select the virtual datacenter and go to Network → QoS
  2. Click the pencil edit button 
    1. To set the bandwidth limit in a specific direction, select the Enabled checkbox for that direction
    2. Set QoS values to apply to each public IP in virtual datacenter. This bandwidth will be set for each public IP in the virtual datacenter.
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To register changes that were made outside the platform, save existing NAT bandwidth values. In the API, to register changes, send a POST request with the existing values.




Synchronize public IP addresses with the cloud provider

To onboard any public IP addresses that were already created in your cloud provider, or update changes made directly in the provider:

Privileges: Manage virtual network elements, Manage floating IPs, Access public networks tab, Manage public network elements

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → select a public cloud virtual datacenter → Network → Public
  2. Click the double arrow synchronize public IPs button (beside the + add button)





Release a reserved public IP address

You can release a public IP if it is not assigned to a VM.

To release a public IP that belongs to a public network, select the IP in the IP list and click the delete button.

In public cloud, click the link to Remove from VDC and then click the delete button.

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