A tenant administrator or business group manager can create NAT, routed, and private network profiles for a multi-machine blueprint, and assign those profiles to virtual network adapters in the same multi-machine blueprint.

Tenant administrators and business group managers can create NAT and routed network profiles in multi-machine blueprints, based on network profile templates and external network profiles that fabric administrators create. Tenant administrators and business group managers can also create private network profiles in multi-machine blueprints, but private network profiles do not use external network profiles and do not require a template.

These network profiles determine network connectivity within application tiers and also between the application and external networks. Depending on the network profile, the application can connect to existing logical network objects such as routers and switches, or these objects might be dynamically created to connect the applications.