A tenant administrator or business group manager can add a routed network profile to a multi-machine blueprint, and assign the network profile to the virtual network adapters in the multi-machine blueprint.

About this task

You use a routed network profile when the application or network must be provisioned with full connectivity to applications and networks, using routable IP addresses.

In this case, all routed networks within the application can communicate with other routed networks with the same network profile and these networks also are connected to external networks. Users can connect to the application through network and console access.

The most common use for a routed network profile is for a multi-tier application that is deployed in production and requires not only end-user access to the Web tier presentation layer, but also requires administrators to manage database and application servers through direct network access. More controls on network access can be enforced with a network firewall specified by a security group.

Because the network profiles you add to the multi-machine blueprint apply only to that blueprint, you can reuse the template names or change them.

When you add a routed network profile to a multi-machine blueprint, you can change only the name and description. You can view but not change the remaining information from the template. For descriptions of the values required when creating a routed network profile, see Create a Routed Network Profile.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.

  • Verify that a fabric administrator created at least one routed network profile template. See Create a Routed Network Profile.

  • Create a multi-machine blueprint that contains at least one virtual component blueprint. See Create a Multi-Machine Blueprint.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.
  2. Locate a multi-machine blueprint with at least one virtual component blueprint.
  3. Click Edit in the drop-down menu.
  4. Click the Network tab.
  5. Select a transport zone from the Transport zone drop-down menu.
  6. Select New Network Profile > Routed.
  7. Select a routed network profile template from the Parent network profile drop-down menu.

    vRealize Automation inserts values from the template.

  8. (Optional) : Click the Network Profile Information tab and change the name and description as desired.
  9. (Optional) : Click the IP Ranges tab to view the defined IP address ranges.
  10. Click OK.

Results

The new network profile appears in the Network Profiles table on the Network tab.

What to do next

The new profile appears as a network profile choice when you create a network adapter. See Configure Network Adapters for Component Machines.