What is Virtual IP Address [VIP] ? SAP

About  Virtual IP
A virtual IP address (VIP) is an IP address assigned to multiple domain names or servers that share an IP address based on a single network interface card (NIC). VIPAs are allocated to virtual private servers, websites or any other application residing on a single server. The host server for these applications has a network IP address assigned by a network administrator, whereas the different server applications have VIPAs. VIPAs enhance network load balancing and redundancy.

Physical IP vs Virtual IP
VIP belongs to virtual network adapter
Physical IP belongs to Network adapter

VIPs in SAP Context
VIPs are used in SAP High Availability for different failover components [SCS/ERS/DB]

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