4.5. Virtual IPs

A virtual IP (VIP) makes a load balancer accessible by clients. The load balancing service supports either a public VIP, routable on the public Internet, or a ServiceNet address, routable only within the region in which the load balancer resides.


All load balancers must have at least one virtual IP associated with them at all times. Attempting to delete the last virtual IP results in a 400 (badRequest) fault. To bulk-delete virtual IPs, provide a query parameter list of virtual ip IDs. For example: /virtualips?id=virtualIpId&id=virtualIpId. The current default limit is ten IDs per request. Any and all configuration data is immediately purged and is not recoverable. If one or more of the items in the list cannot be removed due to its current status, a 400 (badRequest) is returned along with the IDs of the ones the system identified as potential failures for this request.

Table 4.5. Virtual IP types
Name Description
PUBLIC An address that is routable on the public Internet.
SERVICENET An address that is routable only on ServiceNet.

The following table lists the required and optional attributes:

Table 4.6. Required and optional attributes
Name Description Required
ipVersion IP Version: must be set to IPV6. Yes

Type of virtualIp to add:

  • PUBLIC – Virtual IP on the public internet.

  • SERVICENET – Virtual IP on the Rackspace private ServiceNet.


Lists virtual IPs that are associated with a specified load balancer.


Adds virtual IP version 6.


Bulk-deletes specified virtual IPs.


Deletes a specified virtual IP.

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