Adding failover IP to proxmox vm?

brandon sturgeon

New Member
Jul 31, 2019
There may have been a possible answer but the forum was a few years old.

What I am trying to do is ip alias additional failover ip's for a vm in proxmox. I can do so in a regular vps but I am not the most familiar with proxmox networking so I need some help.

Normally I would just do the ip alias in the VPS and try and ping and I am good. With proxmox, the additional ip's are not pinging, only the VM IP is pinging.

Do I need to set up the additional ip addresses within proxmox? Do I create a linux bridge with the vm ip and then the additional ip alias will work? What steps do I take? I have been at this for 3 days now and have not been able to ping any of the additional ip addresses.
Please post:
* your '/etc/network/interfaces' from the PVE-node
* the network config in the VM (depends on distro)

usually if the ip alias is in the same network assigning it inside the vm as alias should work quite fine


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