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Attaching Floating IP when launching an Instance in Horizon

asked 2015-01-13 01:11:55 -0600

jeffrey-olsen gravatar image

When launching an instance in Horizon, could a floating IP be configured in the Post-Creation tab of the configuration?

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answered 2015-01-13 18:59:24 -0600

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i am afraid Post-Creation tab is not a right place to do floating ip association, it is place to allow user to do some post configurations like install some packages , do update etc via shell script and it is has limitation in size.

If you want to more complex operations like associate floating ip when bootstrapping your instance, you can try use the cloud-init for cloud-init can use shell and python scripts to do much more complex tasks.

For more details about cloud-int refer to

Hope that helps!


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Thanks Vic! I'm going to give it a whirl

jeffrey-olsen gravatar imagejeffrey-olsen ( 2015-01-13 19:45:21 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-01-14 01:52:38 -0600

The concept of floating IP is different than you thought,VM even is unaware of that specific floating IP. Suppose you assign a floating IP to a VM which have IP on its private network. Now a rule will be added to Router (Virtual router you created via neutron) to forward all the traffic for to

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