If a virtual machine is a deployed OVF, you can view application properties and OVF Deployment options that are defined in the OVF. Deployment options include unrecognized OVF section and the IP allocation policy

Procedure

  1. Right-click a virtual machine in the inventory and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the vApp Options tab.
  3. If the OVF template included editable application properties, make changes if necessary.
  4. If the OFV template includes information that vCenter Server cannot process, you can view that information under Unrecognized OVF Sections.
  5. If the OVF template included editable IP allocation options, make changes if necessary.

    Option

    Description

    Static - Manual

    IP addresses are manually configured. No automatic allocation is performed.

    Transient - IP Pool

    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.

    Static - IP Pool

    IP addresses are automatically allocated from the managed IP network range of vCenter Server at power-on, and remain allocated at power-off.

    Static - IP Pool and Transient - IP Pool have in common that IP allocation is done through the range managed by the vSphere platform as specified by the IP pool range in a network protocol profile. The difference is that for a static IP Pool, the IP addresses are allocated at first power-on and remain allocated, while for a transient IP Pool, the IP addresses are allocated when needed, typically at power-on, but released during power-off.