floating ip address(Y.Y.Y.191) not assigned to my droplet with IP X.X.X.106

I was setting up HAPRoxy load balancer with a failover on my machine(X.X.X.106). I see the floating IP assigned to it is (Y.Y.Y.191). However I don’t see it in the list of IPs listed using ip a or ifconfig due to which I am unable to bind the floating IP address to my HAProxy load balancer.

root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01:~# ip a

floating ip address not prsent.

Although i am able to ssh using the floating IP address

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Bobby Iliev
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May 11, 2022


For this you can use the Droplet’s anchor IP instead as described here:

The “anchor IP” is the local private IP address that the floating IP will bind to when attached to a DigitalOcean server. It is simply an alias for the regular eth0 address, implemented at the hypervisor level.

Hope that this helps!