Infoblox DDI includes an IP address management (IPAM) component that integrates with vRealize Automation to provide an IP address solution for virtual machine provisioning. In this scenario, you use this functionality in your environment. First you deploy the Infoblox vNIOS appliance on the management vCenter Server and then you integrate the appliance with vRealize Automation.

Prerequisites

Download the Infoblox DDI software package from the Infoblox website.

Procedure

  1. Download and install VMware OVF Tool 4.2.0 from VMware website.
  2. Run the command to import the Infoblox NIOS appliance using OVF Tool.

    You deploy the Infoblox NIOS appliance on an example NFS datastore SFO01-NFS01-Mgmt01.

    "c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool\ovftool.exe" 
    "--datastore=SFO01-NFS01-Mgmt01" "--name=mgmt01vnios01" 
    "--network=sfo01-m01-vds01-management" --powerOn nios-7.3.6-335725-2016-07-21-05-10-54-160G-820.ova 
    "vi://administrator@vsphere.local:passwd@sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/sfo01-m01dc/host/sfo01-m01-mgmt01"
  3. Using the vSphere Web Client, log in to the Infoblox vNIOS appliance console with the initial preconfigured user name and password.

    Setting

    Value

    User

    admin

    Password

    infoblox

    You change this user name and password later.

  4. Configure a temporary license for 60 days
    1. At the Infoblox vNIOS appliance console, enter set temp_license.
    2. Type the number 2 and press Enter.
    3. Enter set temp_license.
    4. Type the number 8and press Enter.
    5. Enter set temp_license.
    6. Type the number 15 and press Enter.
    7. Enter y to generate a temporary 60-day license for the DNSone with Grid product.
    8. Enter y to restart the UI, and y again to confirm.
  5. At the Infoblox vNIOS appliance console, enter set network and enter the following network configuration.

    Setting

    Value

    Host IP

    172.16.11.90

    Netmask

    255.255.255.0

    Gateway

    172.16.11.10

    Configure IPv6 Network Settings?

    No

    Become grid member?

    No

  6. Enter y to accept the new configuration, and y again to accept the configuration change.
  7. On the Active Directory server, add the following DNS name for the NIOS appliance.

    mgmt01vnios01.rainpole.local