RIPE IP Failover blocks

RIPE IP Failover block

Personalised additional IPs for your server


With an RIPE IP Failover block, you can assign a block of 32 to 256 additional IP addresses to the dedicated servers and virtual machines of your choice.

The RIPE IP Failover block is an ideal solution to enhance the continuity of services for your applications ("failover"), allows you to optimise your SEO and 'customise' your IPs to international IPs.


Thanks to the properties of RIPE IP Failover , you have the following features:

Continuity of service ("fail over")

Thanks to the Failover technology, you switch the IP addresses on your block from one server to another in less than a minute (without interruption of services to your users).

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Before: The flow of visitors is redirected to server A

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After: After the change to the Failover IP, the flow of visitors is redirected to server B.

The Failover system has been adopted by our clients to:

  • Support server migration (upgrades).
  • Switching their projects from a development environment to a production environment.
  • Switching traffic to a backup server in case of failure of a production machine.

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The research and development of your new virtualisation project comes to an end, you want to assign a public IP for each virtual machine, the solution of RIPE IP Failover blocks is right for you.

The technology of a virtual MAC from OVH allows you to associate the virtual MAC of a virtual machine to a Failover IP and so deploy your VMs with any hypervisor in "Bridge" mode.

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The flow of visitors is redirected to the virtual machine associated to the Failover IP.

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Personalised addressing.

Personalised addressing.

Determine your own addressing plan based on your services, clients, applications, .... combining the RIPE IP Failover Block of your choice

You can also manage the reverse DNS for the IP from OVH's manager.

The RIPE IP Failover block is allocated so as to provide you with a list of continuous IPs (ex., ...), helping you simplify your addressing plan.
(ex., ...), you simplify your addressing plan.

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Customise your IP block

You want to internationalise your project? OVH allows you to choose the geolocation of your IP block, among 13 available destinations (DE, ES, EN, PL, ...).

Thanks to geolocation of your RIPE IP Failover block, you'll improve the SEO of your projects in major search engines.

You can determine the name (netname) of your RIPE IP block and its description.

NEW : you can also manage the "organisation" field, allowing you to specify the details of your company but also to link to your own "abuse" e-mail address and directly treat SPAM and litigation problems.

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Thanks to theOVH API you can automate your IP management (switching the server, reverse, etc...)

Domaine applicable au Fail-Over

Vous pouvez basculer des IP depuis un serveur vers un autre serveur dans un même datacenter. Le basculement d'IP entre des datacenters différents est permis si les datacenters sont situés dans le même pays.


To order a RIPE IP Failover block, go to your Control Panel

The "Professional Use" option must be enabled on the relevant servers (pre-2014 ranges), to benefit from this service.

IP blocks
Quantity of IPs/block 4 IPs
8 IPs
16 IPs
32 IPs
64 IPs
128 IPs
256 IPs
Setup fees £1.70 ex. VAT/IP (£2.04 incl. VAT)
Monthly subscription FREE*

*Excludes the PRO option for old server ranges.