How to assign a floating IP to a Digital Oceans Load Balancer?

Hi, My website droplet has a floating IP assigned to it. As the popularity of the website is growing rapidly, I have now decided to mirror the droplet using a snapshot and place both droplets behind a load-balancer.

All pretty simple so far. I have mirrored the droplet without problems and created the load balancer but I now need to reassign the floating IP to point at the load balancer instead of the old droplet but the load balancer isn’t listed in the floating IP’s ‘reassign IP list’, and entering the load balancers IP address and/or name results in a ‘no results found’ message.

Am I missing something or is there simply no way to do this yet? I know that load balancers were only released 5 months ago, so perhaps this functionality isn’t available yet?

Many thanks for your help.

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Accepted Answer

Hi @gregb773f4bb684c5057f37f1d

Correct, it is currently not possible to assign a Floating IP to a Load Balancer. It is a planned feature, but I don’t know anything more than that:


I’m also waiting this. It 'd be allow us more flexible.

Any ideas on when this 'd be introduce into DO.

Many thanks.

Or you could vote for this idea which is the same but currently have more votes :-)

Try DigitalOcean for free

Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!

Sign up

Featured on Community

Get our biweekly newsletter

Sign up for Infrastructure as a Newsletter.

Hollie's Hub for Good

Working on improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth? We'd like to help.

Become a contributor

Get paid to write technical tutorials and select a tech-focused charity to receive a matching donation.

Welcome to the developer cloud

DigitalOcean makes it simple to launch in the cloud and scale up as you grow — whether you're running one virtual machine or ten thousand.

Learn more
DigitalOcean Cloud Control Panel