Learn how to order, add, and migrate an IP block linked to your Managed Bare Metal.
IP blocks can be used to make your services accessible online.
Order an IP block.
To order an IP block for your Managed Bare Metal, go to the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Bare Metal Cloudfrom the top navigation menu.
Networkfrom the left-hand menu.
+ Order IPs.
Then select your Managed Bare Metal environment from the dropdown menu before moving on to the next step.
You will need to fill in several fields to create your IP block.
- Size of IP block (from /28 to /24)
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- The country an IP block is hosted in is important in some cases, for your services’ SEO ranking (a website based in the US will have a higher SEO ranking in the US if the IP address is in the US, too).
- Network name (information visible in the WHOIS profile for the IP block).
- Estimated number of customers (how many end-users or customers will be hosted on these IPs).
- Network description (information visible in the WHOIS profile for the IP block).
- Usage (information on the usage (web, SSL, cloud, etc.)).
Once you have confirmed the final step, you will receive the purchase order for your IP block. If everything looks correct in the purchase order, you will simply need to pay the total using one of the payment methods listed at the bottom of the page, and your order will then be delivered.
Migrate an IP block between two Managed Bare Metal solutions.
To migrate an IP block, you will need to move the blocks manually via the OVHcloud APIv6.
Use the following API call:
You will need to fill in the fields as follows:
- ip: IP block with the /mask
- nexthop “newPrimaryIp” (case-sensitive)
- to: Target Managed Bare Metal in the following form: pcc-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX
The result should look like this:
Next, use this API call to move the IP into the IP parking space:
You can track the movement of your IP block via the OVHcloud Control Panel in the
Bare Metal Cloud section, then
Managed Bare Metal. Click on your Managed Bare Metal service, then on the
The operation reference is “removeIpRipeBlock”.