You can edit how IP addresses are allocated for the vApp.


  • For automatic (transient) IP allocation to work, you must use the vSphere Client and configure an IP pool. See Configuring IP Pools.

Required privilege: vApp.vApp instance configuration.


  1. On the Summary page of the vApp, click Edit Settings.
  2. Click IP Allocation Policy in the Options list.
  3. Select an IP allocation option.
    Option Description
    Fixed IP addresses are manually configured. No automatic allocation is performed.
    Transient IP addresses are automatically allocated using IP pools from a specified range when the vApp is powered on. The IP addresses are released when the appliance is powered off.
    DHCP A DHCP server is used to allocate the IP addresses. The addresses assigned by the DHCP server are visible in the OVF environments of virtual machines started in the vApp.
  4. Click OK.