Applies To: CLOUD IAAS

Assigning a Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack) instance a public IP address is a simple procedure.

You first need to navigate to the "Instances" page, located at Project > Compute > Instances

Then, you need to do the following:

  • Click on the down-arrow in the Actions column of the instance that will acquire the IP.
  • Click on "Associate Floating IP"

The public IP can be selected via the next dialog box by performing the following:

  • Click on the down arrow under the "IP Address" option
  • Click on the "Associate" button

Once the 'associate' button is clicked, the public IP will be routed to the server.

It should be noted that this IP address will not be visible in the instance's operating system, but ingress traffic destined for that IP will be routed to the instance's private IP via NAT. Equally egress traffic will be seen as originating from that floating IP address.