Can I reserve the ip address across different instances?

I have a few linodes being used and a number of our IOT devices in the field sending their data to these servers.
Currently the devices are configured with the linode servers. In the event of a server going down, can I reconfigure another server with the same IP address used in the previous server?

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Greetings @vmuthu75,

Along with keepalived, or similar service, you can configure the IP address of the Linode to failover. Here's is a post on configuring keepalived with CentOS 7.

Once the service is configured you would then make changes from within the Linode Manager.

We also recommend taking a look at our guides on High Availability.

Let us know if you have any questions. Don't forget to @pambrosky so I get pinged on your response.


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