ARIN IP Failover block
Additional personalized IPs for your server
With an ARIN IP Failover block, you can assign a block of 4 to 256 additional IP addresses to the dedicated servers and virtual machines of your choice.
The ARIN IP Failover block is an ideal solution to enhance the continuity of services for your applications ("fail over"). It allows you to optimize your SEO and geolocate your IPs to Canada or the USA.
Thanks to the properties of ARIN IP Failover , you have the following features:
Continuity of service ("Failover")
With Failover technology, you switch the IP addresses on your block from one server to another in less than a minute (without any service interruptions for your users).
Before: The flow of visitors is redirected to server A
After: After the change to the Failover IP, the flow of visitors is redirected to server B.
The Failover system has been adopted by our customers to:
- Support server migration (upgrades).
- Switching projects from a development environment to a production environment.
- Switching traffic to a backup server in case of a production machine failure.
As your research and development of your new virtualized server comes to an end, you'll want to configure a public IP for each virtual machine (VM). The right solution is our ARIN Failover Block.
OVH allows you to associate the media access control address (MAC address) of a virtual machine to a Failover IP and deploy your VMs with any hypervisor in "Bridge mode".
The flow of visitors is redirected to the virtual machine associated to the Failover IP.
Using an ARIN IP Failover block you can create your own addressing plan, based on your services, clients and applications.
You can also manage the reverse DNS (PTR) for the IP within your OVH manager.
The ARIN IP Failover block is allocated in a manner that provides you with a list of continuous IPs (ex. 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 ...), helping you simplify your addressing plan.
Personalisation of your block
OVH.com allows you to choose the geolocation of your ARIN IP block (/32), offering the choice between Canada and the USA.
Thanks to geolocation of your ARIN IP Failover block, you'll improve the SEO of your projects in major search engines.
Limitation of a failover IP
You can switch IPs from one server to another inside the same data centre. Switching IPs between different data centres is allowed if the data centres are located in the same country.
To order a ARIN IP Failover block, go to your Control Panel
The "Professional Use" option must be enabled on the relevant servers (pre-2014 ranges), to benefit from this service. (You can only have an USA ARIN IP with a /32 block)
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*Excludes the PRO option for old server ranges.