Tenant administrators and business group managers can configure static IP assignment at the blueprint level.

About this task

Note:

This information does not apply to Amazon Web Services.

For a list of custom properties related to networking, see Custom Properties for Networking.

Prerequisites

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

  • A fabric administrator must Create a Network Profile for Static IP Address Assignment.

  • Create at least one blueprint that is eligible for static IP assignment. Static IP is supported with cloud and virtual machines provisioned by cloning or Linux kickstart/autoYaST. For SCVMM, you can only use static IP addresses if you are cloning Linux machines and you installed the guest agent on your template.

  • For vSphere clone blueprints, you must specify a valid customization specification on the Build Information tab of the blueprint.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.
  2. Point to the blueprint for which you want to enable static IP assignment and click Edit.
  3. Click the Properties tab.
  4. Specify a network profile to use for assigning static IP addresses to a network device on machines provisioned from this blueprint.
    1. Click New Property.
    2. Type VirtualMachine.NetworkN.ProfileName in the Name text box, where N is the number of the network device for which to enable static IP assignment.

      For example: VirtualMachine.Network0.ProfileName.

    3. Type the name of the network profile that defines the static IP addresses that can be assigned to the network device.
    4. (Optional) : Select the Prompt user check box to require the user to provide a value when they request a machine.

      If you choose to prompt users for a value, any value you provide for the custom property is presented to them as the default. If you do not provide a default, users cannot continue with the machine request until they provide a value for the custom property.

    5. Click the Save icon (Save).

    Repeat this step to configure static IP assignment for additional network devices in this blueprint.

  5. Click OK.