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I need a Virtual Private IP for an failover setup of pgpool-II.

Posted March 16, 2016 3.9k views
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I need a Virtual Private IP for an failover setup of pgpool-II.
How do I get Vitual Private IP?
I want to setup a cluster of 2 pgpool-II instance and my app should access it with common identity through private communication how do I achieve that if Virtual Private IP is not available.

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In a cloud environment, you may not be able to use a traditional Virtual Private IP. Though on DigitalOcean, you can use a Floating IP for situations like this. With pgpool-II you can provide a script that will be executed as the failover happens. In this script, you can assign the Floating IP from one instance to the other. This simple Python script or the DigitalOcean command line client could be used in your failover script to move a Floating IP.

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