Deleting floating ip also disassociates the floating ip on active instances without a warning

asked 2014-11-20 03:37:08 -0500

I had associated a floating IP to an instance and then I deleted the floating ips under the access & security panel from the dashboard.

I don't know if it is by design but I was expecting some sort of a warning saying that the "floating IP is in use" and not allow the deletion. Similar to how subnet cannot be deleted if there are active instances.

I would like to know what was the intent behind this.

(picked from launchpad)

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I think it is something expected as per the ethereal nature of floating IPs (not a physically assigned IP).

In addition in access & security panel you could easily see if FIP is assigned or not, and even if you accidentally released it you could allocate and reassign it again.

Antonio G. gravatar imageAntonio G. ( 2014-11-20 09:44:42 -0500 )edit