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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 Virtual Machines at once to create a fault-tolerant infrastructure.
• Using as a secondary address for the network interface
• Providing access from the Internet to a Virtual Machine in a private subnet. After assigning a floating IP to the machine, it will be accessible from the external network. • Assigning to a Virtual Machine 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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