VIP is an abbreviation for Virtual IP. On other systems it is also called floating IP. A virtual IP address is an IP address that does not correspond to an actual physical network interface (port). Uses for VIPs include fault-tolerance, and mobility [Wikipedia].

VIP overview

The VIP overview of a new (= empty) Ops Center looks as follows:

Empty VIP overview

Add or edit VIP

When you click the Add VIP button you get a mask where you can specify a VIP:

Configuration a VIP

In the mask to add or edit a VIP you have to enter:

  • The replication cluster the VIP belongs to.
  • The IP address itself of the VIP.
  • A DNS service name if you have defined one for this VIP. DNS names make your application independent from the IP address (VIP).
  • The physical interface where the VIP should be located. This must be the same physical interface on all nodes.
  • The alias number of the physical interface if you use old style configuration (ifconfig).
  • The VIP configuration style (old = ifconfig, new = ip addr).
  • The primary location of the VIP.
  • The secondary location of the VIP.
  • How the failover should be done:
    • Failover only when sync - Only failover VIP if primary and secondary are in sync (Seconds_Behind_Master = 0)
    • Start VIP only when sync - Wait with starting VIP on secondary until secondary is Seconds_Behind_Master = 0.

VIP configuration overview

In the VIP configuration overview you edit or delete a VIP again:

VIP configuration overview

VIP checks

To get an overview of the state of your VIPs you can either click the Check VIP button for all checks or you can run each check individually by clicking on the Check now button:

VIP checks

VIP operations

In the VIP operations tab you can:

  • Stop a VIP
  • Start a VIP
  • Edit a VIP
  • Failover a VIP

VIP operations