Static IP addresses#
Aiven services are normally addressed by their hostname. There are some situations however where static IP addresses may be needed for your platform, and so these are also available for a small additional charge.
Some common use cases for needing a static IP address might include:
firewall rules for specific IP addresses
tools, such as some proxies, that use IP addresses rather than hostnames
Static IP addresses on the Aiven platform#
Static IP addresses are created in a specific cloud and belong to a specific project. During their lifecycle, the IP addresses can be in a number of states, and move between states by being created/deleted, by being associated with a service, or when the service is reconfigured to use the static IP addresses. This is summarised in the diagram below:
To create, delete, associate or dissociate IP addresses, use the Aiven CLI tool. To reconfigure a service, set its
static_ips configuration value to
true to use static IP addresses, or
false to stop using them.
static_ip configuration can only be enabled when enough static IP addresses have been created and associated with the service.
For more information, read the step-by-step process Manage static IP addresses