Failover IP already in use by eth0

Discussion in 'Systems Administration' started by gpugeek, May 19, 2015.

  1. Hey guys,
    I've followed the directions from about how to setup a failover IP on my SYS server for CentOS. The problem is, that when I do ifup eth0:0, it says this: Determining if ip address xx.xx.xx.xx is already in use for device eth0...
    RTNETLINK answers: File exists
    RTNETLINK answers: File exists

    I've tried binding my bungee server to this IP as the host and it won't bind because it's being used on eth0.

    Edit: In simpler terms, my failover IP is binding to the interface eth0 instead of eth0:0.
    #1 gpugeek, May 19, 2015
    Last edited: May 19, 2015