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Version: v1.0 (EOL)

Management Address

Harvester provides a fixed virtual IP (VIP) as the management address, VIP must be different from any Node IP. You can find the management address on the console dashboard after the installation.


If you selected the IP address to be configured via DHCP, you will need to configure static MAC-to-IP address mapping on your DHCP server in order to have a persistent Virtual IP

How to get the VIP MAC address

To get the VIP MAC address, you can run the following command on the management node:

$ kubectl get svc -n kube-system ingress-expose -ojsonpath='{.metadata.annotations}'

Example of output:



The management address has two usages.

  • Allows the access to the Harvester API/UI via HTTPS protocol.
  • Is the address the other nodes use to join the cluster.