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From Jason Pavao <>
Subject Re: How can I allocate a specific IP when I create an instance.
Date Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:30:03 GMT
Do you by chance have a sample sql query that would perform this?

On 6/26/2013 8:51 AM, Dave Dunaway wrote:
> There should be a way to have the ability to reserve an IP and still have
> DHCP assign the IP by mac reservation. There's no technical reason this
> wouldn't work and likely a feature a lot of people would love to see. The
> only hold back is the UI not allowing you to do so.
> Ultimately, you can go to the DB and change the VM's IP in the nics table
> to what you want (reboot the VM and the IP change will occur). Which is not
> the preferred way to do so, but ultimately that functionality from the UI
> would be ideal.
> Even going as far as intergrating IPAM functionality into the product would
> be ideal.
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Geoff Higginbottom <
>> wrote:
>> Simple answer - you can't.
>> In an advanced zone, you can specify the IP address when you create a new
>> VM using the API, however in a basic zone, because the IP will depend on
>> which POD your VM ends up in, and as a user you cannot influence this,
>> there is no way to specific the IP, even if you are a root admin.
>> The reason it still fails when you manually change the IP is that the
>> security groups feature is expecting the VM to have the IP CloudStack
>> allocated it via DHCP.
>> Regards
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>> On 26 Jun 2013, at 05:02, "WXR" <<>> wrote:
>> cloudstack version: 4.1
>> network type: basic network
>> When I create a new instance,the vm will get a random IP from the DHCP
>> server on vrouter.
>> If I want to:
>> 1.allocate a specific ip to the vm.
>> 2.allocate multiple ips to the vm.
>> 3.change the vm ip from one to another.
>> How can I achieve it? I try to bind the ip to the vm nic manually but the
>> ip can not be accessed.
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