Correct terms for VIP and DIP and more in Azure Resource Manager

Correct terms for VIP and DIP and more in Azure Resource Manager

Q. What are the correct terms for VIP and DIP with Azure Resource Manager?

A. With Azure Service Manager there were various names for different types of IP address available:

  • Dynamic IP (DIP) - The internal IP address used within the cloud service or virtual network
  • Virtual IP (VIP) - IP address used by the cloud service that is Internet addressable
  • Instance-level Public IP (ILPIP) - Internet IP assigned directly to a VM

With Azure Resource Manager (ARM) these terms are retired and there are really just two (with the same acronym which is unfortunate)

  • Private IP address - Used within a virtual network (and its connected networks, the old DIP)
  • Public IP address - Accessible from the Internet

Both Private and Public IPs can be dynamic or static and both can be assigned to a vmNIC or Load Balancer.

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