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SteveW
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Provide ability to failover public (or PSN) IP addresses between UKCloud vDCs via BGP

Currently there is no mechanism to failover public (or PSN) IP addresses between vDCs, to redirect traffic between 2 vDCs in a DR failover situation. Global Site Selection via DNS or manual DNS changes could be used to redirect traffic between 2 vDCs with different public IPs, but these options do have limitations (DNS caching etc).

It would be useful to be able to advertise the same IP address/range from 2 different vDCs with BGP preferences plus interface tracking or health checks used to identify the preferred site and update the routing accordingly.

Thanks
  • Apr 28, 2017
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Lara
Lara
Hi Steve

Thank you for your Idea.  

If other members of the community would also like to see this functionality then please vote this Idea up!
  • May 10, 2017
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Lara
Lara
This is a great Idea and is something we would like to do.  If this is a functionality that you would like to see, please help to shape our roadmap and vote for this Idea!
  • Aug 9, 2017
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UKCloud Ideas
UKCloud Ideas
Our Product Management team is currently investigating how we might achieve this. If you have any thoughts about this, please let us know so that we can contact you to discuss further.
  • Aug 31, 2018
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Chris Ellis
Chris Ellis
This would be extremely useful, also to include HSCN as well as Internet.
 
  • Nov 13, 2018
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UKCloud Ideas
UKCloud Ideas
It's great to see other members of the community voting for and commenting on ideas.
IP failover is definitely something that we would like to do. We have a few other network-related projects that we are currently working on that have higher priority, but we'll take a look at this again when those projects are completed.
  • Nov 22, 2018
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