Requesting additional IPv4 addresses for Cloud Servers

Rackspace offers the ability to add IPv4 addresses to Cloud Servers for a fee. If you wish to obtain an additional IPv4 address for your server please open a ticket through the Support section of the Cloud Control Panel to get policy information and approval.


Due to the global shortage of IPv4 address space, Rackspace currently only offers additional IPv4 addresses for the following purposes:

  1. SSL on Cloud Servers
  2. NAT (Network Address Translation) on a Brocade Vyatta vRouter


The rates for additional IP addresses vary by region. Discuss rates for your region with the Support team during your set up.

Requesting additional IP addresses

Once approved for an additional IP address you'll be asked to supply the following information:

Cloud Servers

For an additional IPv4 address on a Cloud server you will need to provide:

  • The name of the server for which you would like to add the IP address.
  • The SSL certificate. The certificate must have been signed by a valid Certificate Authority; self-signed certificates are not accepted.

Brocade Vyatta vRouters

For an additional IPv4 address on a Brocade Vyatta vRouter you will need to confirm that you intend to use the Additional IPv4 address for the purpose of NAT.

Please note that we cannot allocate more than 4 additional IPv4 addresses to a single Cloud Server or to a Brocade Vyatta vRouter. This gives each Cloud Server or the Brocade Vyatta vRouter a maximum capacity of five (5) IPv4 addresses including the originally assigned public IP address.

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