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From Geoff Higginbottom <>
Subject Re: Changing the IP Address of a Cloudstack VM
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 06:49:58 GMT
Whilst this would be possible if you were using Advanced Networking, although still only by
manual DB updating, and not via the GUI, you cannot do it with Basic Networking.

Using the API you can deploy VMs with a specific IP if you are using Advanced networking,
but you cannot with Basic networking, this is because with Basic networking each POD has a
different Guest CIDA, so if you shut down your VM then restart it later, it could be placed
on a different POD, and get allocated a different IP.


On 7 Jun 2012, at 04:02, "sebastien goasguen" <> wrote:

Hi Eric,

I have not tried it, but your use case reminds me of Amazon Elastic
IP. Maybe you can allocate an IP, associate it with the old VM and
when your new VM is ready, disassociate and reassociate with the new
VM. It does not change the IP, but maps one to a running VM.

I believe these ec2 API calls are available via cloudbridge.


On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 10:39 PM, Eric Reeves <> wrote:
> Is there a clean way to manually modify the IP address of an existing Cloudstack VM in
basic networking mode?  I'm not seeing anything in the API that looks like what I want exactly.
 I could mangle the DB manually and trigger a re-push to the virtual router, but that seems
a bit ugly…
> I see references to the IP in the following tables:
> nics
> usage_event
> user_ip_address
> vm_instance
> Here's my use case:  I am performing a conversion from a set of legacy block device backed
open source Xen VMs in to Cloudstack/vSphere for a Dev/QA lab.  My process is currently to
create a VM in CS with the same base OS, then run my magic rsync script that pushes everything
from the old VM to the new one (fixing things like fstab, mtab, network config, and grub.cfg
along the way).  Then I'll shut down the old VM, and I'd like to assign the old IP to the
new CS VM.
> Any thoughts on this?
> Thanks much in advance.
> Eric Reeves

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Clemson University, USA

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