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Difference between virtual, floating and reserved IP addresses

Type of an IP address Virtual Floating Reserved
Use cases • Assigning to several instances at once to create a fault-tolerant infrastructure. • Using as a secondary address for the network interface • Providing access from the Internet to an instance in a private subnet. After assigning a floating IP to the machine, it will be accessible from the external network. • Assigning to an instance or a load balancer at any time. • Converting to a VIP.
Subnet Public or private Private Public or private

Read more about IP of each type in the articles:

Create and configure a floating IP address

Create and configure a virtual IP address

Create and configure a reserved IP address

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