NSX Advanced Load Balancer integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for providing IPAM services to applications running on instances in AWS.

If the NSX Advanced Load Balancer cloud type is AWS, there is support for IPAM by default, without requiring a separate IPAM configuration. A separate IPAM configuration (as described below) is required only for cases where AWS provides the infrastructure service for other clouds. For instance, Mesos Cluster running on AWS instances.

AWS IPAM is supported only for North-South IPAM Provider.

Configuring IPAM

To use AWS as the IPAM provider, one of the following types of credentials is required:

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles: Set of policies that define access to resources within AWS.

  • AWS Customer Account Key: Unique authentication key associated with the AWS account.