Assigning a Static IP Address to an Instance

Every time an FME Cloud instance is paused, it is assigned a new IP address. Alternatively, you can assign a static IP address to an instance. Static IP addresses are a good way to securely integrate on-premises and Cloud infrastructure. For example, you can open a port into your on-premises data center, but only allow traffic from the static IP you assign to the instance.

When you assign a static IP to an instance, keep in mind the following:

  • Because IP addresses are a finite resource, each account is limited to one address. If you need more, contact support@safe.com.
  • When using the FME Server Web User Interface and Rest API, it is still advised to access the instance using the host name, as the SSL certificate is tied to the host name, not the IP address.
  • Once assigned, the instance always has that IP address (unless you reassign it), even if you pause it.

To Assign a Static IP Address to an FME Cloud Instance

  1. Log in to the FME Cloud dashboard (https://console.fmecloud.safe.com/instances).
  2. Pause the instance to which you want to assign a static IP.
  3. On the left side bar, click Static IPs.
  4. Click Request new IP Address to generate an IP address.
  5. In the Request new Static IP Address dialog, specify the region that corresponds to the Amazon EC2 region in which the instance is located. (Instance regions can be found on the Dashboard.) Optionally, give the address a name. Click Request and close the dialog.
  6. Click Select Instance beside the IP address that was generated.
  7. In the Associate Static IP Address dialog, select the instance to which you want to assign the IP address, and click Associate.

To Detach a Static IP Address from an FME Cloud Instance

  1. Pause the instance from which you want to detach a static IP.
  2. On the Static IP page, click Detach from Instance beside the IP address you want to detach.

To Delete a Static IP from Your Account

On the Static IP page, click Delete IP beside the IP address you want to delete. This option is visible only if the address is not assigned to an instance.