In this scenario, vRealize Automation has to connect to IPAM through an endpoint. To make this possible, a user must have proper permission to access Infoblox Restful Web API (WAPI). The user is part of Infoblox cloud-api-only group, with permission to query and update cloud attributes using WAPI.

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Procedure

  1. Log in to the vNIOS management interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vnios01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vnios_admin_password

  2. Click the Administration tab and click Administrators.
  3. Verify that the Cloud API group exists and create it if necessary.
    1. Click the Groups submenu.
    2. Verify that a group named cloud-api-only exists.
  4. Create new user for the Cloud API group.
    1. Click Admins.
    2. Click the Add icon, enter the following parameters, and click Save & Close.

      Setting

      Value

      Authentication Type

      Local

      Login

      cloudapi

      Password

      cloudapi_password

      Admin Group

      Click Select and select cloud-api-only.

  5. Give the proper permissions to the cloudapi user.
    1. Click Permissions.
    2. In the Groups window, select the cloud-api-only group name and click Add.
    3. In the Manage Global Permissions wizard, select cloud-api-only as the Group Permission.
    4. For the purpose of this scenario, give the user cloudapi full Read/Write privileges for the following permission types.

      Setting

      Value

      Cloud Permissions

      Check all boxes.

      DHCP Permissions

      Check all boxes except All IPv4 Lease History and All IPv6 Lease History.

      DNS Permissions

      Check all boxes.

      Grid Permissions

      Check all boxes.

      IPAM Permissions

      Check all boxes.

    5. Click Save & Close.
  6. Add extensible attributes required for integration with vRealize Automation.
    1. Click the Extensible Attributes menu.
    2. Click the Add icon, add the VMware Resource ID attribute, and click Save & Close.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      VMware resource ID

      Type

      String

    3. Click the Add icon, add the VMware NIC index attribute, and click Save & Close.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      VMware NIC index

      Type

      Integer