Elastic IP Addresses (EIPs) are public IP address resources that you can purchase and hold independently. You can create an EIP or reinstate a released EIP through the console. This topic describes how to create an EIP and bind it to the secondary (public) interface.


  • Ensure you have an AliCloud account and login information.
  • Ensure you have an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) to assign the Elastic IP. For steps to create ENI, see Create an Elastic Network Interface.


  1. Log on to the VPC console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elastic IP Addresses.
    The Elastic IP Addresses page appears.
  3. Click Create EIP.
    The Elastic IP page appears.
  4. Configure EIP.
    1. Select the region of the EIP to be created.
      Ensure that the EIP and the cloud instance to be associated with the EIP belong to the same region.
    2. Set the maximum bandwidth for the EIP to be created, depending on the requirement.
    3. Select the number of the EIPs that you want to create with the same configurations. The default value for Quantity is 1.
  5. Click Buy Now.
    The Confirm Order page appears.
  6. Select Elastic IP Agreement of Service check box and click Activate.
    On the Elastic IP Addresses page, click Refresh to view the newly created EIP instance.
  7. To associate the EIP instance to a secondary (public) Elastic Network Interface (ENI) of the Edge, click Bind under the Actions column. The Bind Elastic IP Address page appears.
    1. From the Instance Type drop-down menu, select secondary ENI.
    2. From the Secondary ENI drop-down menu, select the interface to which you want to bind the EIP.
    3. Click OK.

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