IP address management (IPAM) supports planning, tracking, and managing the IP address space of a network. You can integrate an IPAM module, such as the Infoblox vNOIS appliance, with vRealize Automation to create an IPAM network for the Rainpole tenant. In this scenario, you start with an existing blueprint with a vRealize Automation network profile and modify the blueprint to work with IPAM.

About this task

This scenario gives detailed information on the procedures for a single-region deployment. You can also use these procedures for Region A of a dual-region deployment. If you want to use the procedures for Region B in a dual-region deployment, you have to use different IP address and machine names and might have to make some other changes.

Prerequisites

  1. Prepare for the scenario. See Preparing for Region A Scenario Deployment.

  2. Perform the tasks in Configuring Reservation Policies and Network Policies in Region A.

  3. Download the Infoblox DDI (DNS, DHCP, and IPAM) from the Infoblox Website. Infoblox DDI provides the Infoblox vNOIS appliance. This scenario uses version 7.3.6.

  4. Download the VMware Cloud Adapter from the Infoblox Website. This scenario uses version 4.0 of this adapter.

Allocate a hostname and IP address for each component. Configure both forward and reverse DNS records with the designated fully qualified domain name (FQDN) and IP address.

Table 1. System Requirements for Deploying the Infoblox vNIOS Appliance

Requirement

Value

IP Address

172.16.11.90

DNS A Record

mgmt01vnios01.rainpole.local

Network

ESXi Management