IP Pool Resource (IPPool)

An IP pool resource (IPPool) represents a collection of IP addresses from which Calico expects endpoint IPs to be assigned.

For calicoctl commands that specify a resource type on the CLI, the following aliases are supported (all case insensitive): ippool, ippools, ipp, ipps, pool, pools.

Sample YAML

apiVersion: projectcalico.org/v3
kind: IPPool
  name: my.ippool-1
  ipipMode: CrossSubnet
  natOutgoing: true
  disabled: false

IP Pool Definition


Field Description Accepted Values Schema
name The name of this IPPool resource. Required. Alphanumeric string with optional ., _, or -. string


Field Description Accepted Values Schema Default
cidr IP range to use for this pool. A valid IPv4 or IPv6 CIDR. Subnet length must be /26 or less for IPv4 and /122 or less for IPv6. Must not overlap with the Link Local range or fe80::/10. string  
ipipMode The IPIP mode defining when IPIP will be used. Always, CrossSubnet, Never string Never
natOutgoing When enabled, packets sent from calico networked containers in this pool to destinations outside of this pool will be masqueraded. true, false boolean false
disabled When set to true, Calico IPAM will not assign addresses from this pool. true, false boolean false

Routing of packets using IP-in-IP will be used when the destination IP address is in an IP Pool that has IPIP enabled. In addition, if the ipipMode is set to CrossSubnet, Calico will only route using IP-in-IP if the IP address of the destination node is in a different subnet. The subnet of each node is configured on the node resource (which may be automatically determined when running the calico/node service).

For details on configuring IP-in-IP on your deployment, please read the Configuring IP-in-IP guide.

Note: Setting natOutgoing is recommended on any IP Pool with ipip enabled. When ipip is enabled without natOutgoing routing between Workloads and Hosts running Calico is asymmetric and may cause traffic to be filtered due to RPF checks failing.

Supported operations

Datastore type Create/Delete Update Get/List Notes
etcdv3 Yes Yes Yes  
Kubernetes API server Yes Yes Yes