You can use an existing network to create an external network profile to define network properties and a range of static IP addresses to use when provisioning machines. You can use an external IPAM provider that you have imported, configured, and registered in vRealize Orchestrator.

About this task

You can create an external network profile that uses a registered IPAM solution provider endpoint to obtain gateway, subnet mask, and DCHP/WINS settings.

You can define one or more network ranges of static IP addresses in the network profile for use in provisioning a machine. If you do not specify a range, you can use a network profile as a network reservation policy to select a reservation network path for a virtual machine network card (vNIC).

For information about how to create an external network profile without using an IPAM provider or by using the supplied internal IPAM provider endpoint, see Create an External Network Profile.

What to do next

You can assign a network profile to a network path in a reservation or a blueprint architect can specify the network profile in a blueprint. If you created an external network profile, you can use the external network profile when you create an on-demand NAT or routed network profile.