Upgrade a public IP address using the Azure portal

Azure public IP addresses are created with a SKU, either basic or standard. The SKU determines their functionality including allocation method, feature support, and resources they can be associated with.

In this article, you'll learn how to upgrade a static basic SKU public IP address to standard SKU in the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

Upgrade public IP address

In this section, you'll sign in to the Azure portal and upgrade your static basic SKU public IP to the standard sku.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the search box at the top of the portal, enter Public IP.

  3. In the search results, select Public IP addresses.

  4. In Public IP addresses, select myBasicPublicIP or the IP address you want to upgrade.

  5. Select the upgrade banner at the top of the overview section in myBasicPublicIP.

    Upgrade basic IP address in Azure portal

    Note

    The basic public IP you are upgrading must have the static allocation type. You'll receive a warning that the IP can't be upgraded if you try to upgrade a dynamically allocated IP address.

  6. Select the I acknowledge check box. Select Upgrade.

    Warning

    Upgrading a basic public IP to standard sku can't be reversed. Public IPs upgraded from basic to standard SKU continue to have no guaranteed availability zones.

Verify upgrade

In this section, you'll verify the public IP address is now the standard sku.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the search box at the top of the portal, enter Public IP.

  3. In the search results, select Public IP addresses.

  4. In Public IP addresses, select myBasicPublicIP or the IP address you upgraded.

  5. Verify that the SKU is listed as Standard in the Overview section.

    Verify public IP address is standard SKU.

Next steps

In this article, you upgrade a basic SKU public IP address to standard SKU.

For more information on public IP addresses in Azure, see: