To view information about your IP address allocations, click the IP Addresses tab. You see a list of the public IP addresses allocated to your account.
Your virtual machines reside behind a virtual router. Subsequently this IP address could be that of your virtual router, and not of a particular virtual machine (which in turn could have a private IP address). You can see the following information in the Details section.
Acquiring an IP address
To acquire a new IP address, click Acquire IP. Specify if it is for a VPC or network, select the network or VPC, select the check box for terms and conditions, and click Confirm.
Firewall rules defined. You can add more firewall rules.
Public Port: The port range that you would like to use.
Private Port: The corresponding private port range.
Protocol: The network protocol applicable. TCP, UDP, and so on.
Virtual Machine: The virtual machine to which to forward the port range.
Name: A name for this Load Balancer rule.
Public Port: The externally accessible port that you would like to balance.
Private Port: The corresponding private port on a VM.
Algorithm: The process by which this balance will occur. Choose from the drop-down options.
If your VPN is already enabled, you see the message below telling you so.
Select the IP address. Move the cursor over the gear wheel icon. You see a list of actions that you can perform for the selected IP address.
Enabling or Disabling Static NAT: A static NAT rule maps a public IP address to the private IP address of a VM to allow Internet traffic to it. You can enable or disable static NAT for a particular IP address in a VPC. Click Enable Static NAT. Select the network and the VM and click OK. To disable Static NAT, click Disable Static NAT and then, click Confirm.
Releasing an IP: If you no longer need a particular IP, you can disassociate it from its VPC and return it to the pool of available addresses. Click Release IP and then, click Confirm.
Benefit of configuring Health Checks on LB Rule:
Load Balancer tab
Configuring Health Check policy: When you configure the health check policy for the first time, select the LB rule. Move the cursor over the gear wheel icon. Click the Manage Health Policy option. Specify the required details and click Create.
Editing Health Check policy: Subsequently, click Edit to modify the details entered.
Deleting Health Check policy: Click Delete to delete an existing health check policy.