Lingo Explained: DIP, MIP & VIP

So what’s the difference between DIP, MIP & VIP?

DIP: Dynamic IP
IP Address received from a DHCP server.

MIP: Mapped IP.
A one-to-one mapping of one address to another. For example: from a public IP to a private IP.

VIP: Virtual IP
A virtual IP which maps the IP address to another address on the same system. For example Cluster IP’s. In Azure the term VIP refers to a public IP address¬†mapping to a virtual machine¬†(= which is basically a ‘MIP’).

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