Successfully setting up an IP Failover group requires three steps:

  • Add a reserved IP address to a NIC that will become the IP Failover master.

  • Use PATCH or PUT to enable ipFailover by providing the relevant ip and nicUuid values.

  • Add the same reserved IP address to any other NICs that are a member of the same LAN. Those NICs will become IP Failover members.

knife ionoscloud ipfailover add (options)

Available options:

Required options:

  • datacenter_id

  • lan_id

  • ip

  • nic_id

  • ionoscloud_username

  • ionoscloud_password

datacenter_id: --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID, -D DATACENTER_ID
name of the data center (required)
lan_id: --lan-id LAN_ID, -l LAN_ID
lan ID (required)
ip: --ip IP, -i IP
iP to be added to IP failover group (required)
nic_id: --nic-id NIC_ID, -n NIC_ID
nIC to be added to IP failover group (required)
ionoscloud_username: --username USERNAME, -u USERNAME
your Ionoscloud username (required)
ionoscloud_password: --password PASSWORD, -p PASSWORD
your Ionoscloud password (required)
extra_config_file: --extra-config EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH, -e EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH
path to the additional config file


knife ionoscloud ipfailover add --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID --lan-id LAN_ID --ip IP --nic-id NIC_ID --username USERNAME --password PASSWORD --extra-config EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH