Floating IP addresses can be assigned to a running virtual instance in Red Hat OpenStack.

To enable assignment of floating IP addresses, you must configure IP forwarding and create a floating IP pool in Red Hat OpenStack. For more information, see the Red Hat OpenStack documentation.

A tenant administrator or business group manager must entitle the Associate Floating IP and Disassociate Floating IP actions to machine owners. The entitled users can then associate a floating IP address to a provisioned machine from the external networks attached to the machine by selecting an available address from the floating IP address pool. After a floating IP address has been associated with a machine, the user can select Disassociate Floating IP to view the currently assigned floating IP addresses and disassociate an address from a machine.