A Static Route IP Subnet is a range of public IP addresses that are routed through a default network interface of the server.
What is a Static Route IP Subnet?
It is a second IP Subnet type available at Cherry Servers. Unlike the standard IP Subnet that has its own network configuration, Static Route IP Subnet does not reserve 3 IP addresses from its IP range for network, gateway and broadcast configuration. Instead, it uses the standard network interface of the server to route the traffic to the Internet.
Static Route IP Subnets come in ranges with a minimum amount of IP addresses included. The following ranges are available at the moment:
- /29 (8 IP addresses)
- /28 (16 IP addresses)
- /27 (32 IP addresses)
- /26 (64 IP addresses)
- /25 (128 IP addresses)
- /24 (256 IP addresses)
As none of the IP addresses are reserved for configuration purposes, you may utilize all the IP addresses in the given IP range. For instance, by ordering a range of /29 (8 IP addresses) you can use all 8 IP addresses on your system.
How Does a Static Route IP Subnet work?
Let's say you have a Static Route IP Subnet 203.0.113.0/29 with a range of 8 available IP addresses. All 8 IP addresses are now usable on the system: 203.0.113.0, 203.0.113.1, 203.0.113.2, 203.0.113.3, 203.0.113.4, 203.0.113.5, 203.0.113.6, 203.0.113.7.
Contrary to the standard IP Subnet, Static Route IP Subnet does not have its own dedicated routing gateway, but utilizes the standard network interface of the server to route traffic. The traffic that comes to any of the Static Route IP addresses is routed to the default Management IP address (198.51.100.10) of the server, as illustrated below:
Static Route IP Subnet cannot be ordered through the Client Portal, nor Cherry Servers API at the moment. If you need it, you should submit a request to your personal account manager or email our sales team.