How to Use a Reserved Address with Load Balancer as a Service

(Doc ID 2414708.1)

Last updated on JUNE 28, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

When a public load balancer (LB) instance is created, it grabs a floating IP address from the pool of addresses available through the subnet associated with that load balancer instance.  When the LB instance is destroyed, the IP address is returned to the pool.  This is explained in greater detail in an "Overview of Load Balancing".  With a VNIC on a compute instance,  a reserved address can be selected and then reassigned after creation.  There seems to be no equivalent for load balancers.

Is it possible to designate a public address that can be assigned to a LB instance that survives the destruction and recreation of a load balancer?

Solution

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