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Provide Easy Method to Move IP Addresses on Live Environments

Jamie Miller
suggested this on January 13, 2012 10:22 AM

While users can currently move IP addresses by terminating and rebuilding environments as the documented method, and others have used ElasticFox or similar tools to move the IP address on a live instance as a temporary solution, Engine Yard needs to provide a baked in method to non-intrusively move, swap or otherwise reallocate IP addresses across live environments. This solution needs to be completely accessible to the customer without having to rely on intervention by Support. 

 

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Monty Mitra
Engine Yard Inc.

HI there,

Thanks for the feedback. We are investigating a variety of ways to improve IP management in general. While we don't have anything specifically on our near-term roadmap, I will update here when I have more definitive information.

Regards,

Monty

April 26, 2012 11:31 AM
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Monty Mitra
Engine Yard Inc.

HI there,

Thanks for the feedback. We are investigating a variety of ways to improve IP management in general. While we don't have anything specifically on our near-term roadmap, I will update here when I have more definitive information.

Regards,

Monty

April 26, 2012 11:31 AM
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Ian Ehlert
TST Media, LLC

Had we been able to do this, we would have been able to recover from the EC2 outage this past weekend much quicker and without much help from EY staff. Definitely a feature that would be nice to have.

Ian

July 02, 2012 10:15 AM
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Badgeville Engineering
Badgeville

Always a good idea to keep one's dns ttls low in case you need to point your cname elsewhere.  If you've got your public vip hard coded in your app somewhere, prolly a good idea to point it at a dns name instead.  Btw, not soap boxing, just trying to get a badge :)

 

 

August 16, 2012 10:30 AM
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Jason Truluck
Woofound

Agreed with Ian, this would also help with database changes on production environments. For example, moving from MySQL to PostgreSQL. You could bring up a secondary instance of your production environment and migrate your data then just flip the ip's over. This would take way less downtime then waiting for support or bringing down an environment AND waiting to bring up and configure the new one. 

September 25, 2012 09:04 PM
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Nick Sears
Berggruen

100% agree on the need for this.  I'm a new EY user and so far things have been great, but this is a big negative.  It's so easy to do when using AWS directly.

October 26, 2012 03:17 PM
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Josh Hamilton
Engine Yard Inc.

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to give you an update. We've done some work on this internally and Engine Yard Support can assist with these efforts. We are working on exposing more of this to you and I'll update you when this is available. Thanks!

Josh

October 29, 2012 03:02 PM
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Tasha Drew
Engine Yard Inc.

If you need any help in the short term, please open a ticket. In the longer term, this functionality will be exposed with new cluster types.

--Tasha 

August 12, 2013 03:29 PM