You can create an external network profile to define network properties and a range of static IP addresses to use when you use an existing network to provision machines.

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You can optionally use the supplied internal IPAM provider or a third party external IPAM provider, such as Infoblox, package that you have imported, configured, and registered in vRealize Orchestrator.

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 creating an external network profile and using an external IPAM provider endpoint, see Create an External Network Profile by Using An External IPAM Provider.