Is the RACK represented by the third octet and the NODE by the fourth?

November 9, 2014 1.7k views

I’m playing around with Cassandra and want to determine if the advice here is good?

The RackInferringSnitch says they expect an IP to correspond to this:

  • x.DATACENTER.x.x
  • x.x.RACK.x
  • x.x.x.NODE

They don’t make any claims for whether that’s true on DigitalOcean. :-)

For that matter, I can’t figure out how to create droplets in different racks.



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  • Though of course “different racks” is an overly specific way of asking to create droplets that have failure modes that are as independent as possible. Really it’d be good if they were on different power and network distribution from each other…

1 Answer

Hey there,

The IP address has nothing to do with the physical location of a Droplet. A user’s Droplets are automatically provisioned across multiple hypervisors. This API call is way to query if any of your Droplets are on the same hypervisor.

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn
Platform Support Specialist

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