Both Amazon and DigitalOcean support allocating Static IPs.
Dedicated IPs are pre-allocated IP Addresses. Those IP addresses are automatically assigned to newly started cloud instances.
Dedicated IPs are a general name for:
- Elastic IPs on Amazon EC2,
- And Floating IPs on DigitalOcean.
It's highly useful when the tested application can only be accessed by whitelisted IPs. It allows you to use dynamically allocate cloud instances (billed per hourly rate) with always the same IP Addresses.
From the providers list, select an AWS or DO provider or hover your mouse to see the Static IPs button.
To allocate a new dedicated IP:
- Select the wanted region and availability zone,
- Click on
Contact us if you need to register existing dedicated IPs.
To release a dedicated IP:
- Find the relevant IP within the table,
- Click on the
binbutton to remove it.
How it works¶
When a test is started:
- A new cloud instance is started,
- The system checks if any dedicated IP is available in the region where the instance is started,
- The static IP is associated to the new cloud instance.
When a cloud instance is terminated, any associated static IP is dissociated.
If your test requires more IPs than available you will be warned in the test log:
No static IP could be associated with instance leanora-padberg
In this case, new IPs will be assigned automatically by the clouder, potentially resulting in errors in your tests.