You can obtain IP addresses and ranges for use in network profile definition from a supported third-party IPAM provider, such as Infoblox.

Before you can create and use an external IPAM provider endpoint in a vRealize Automation network profile, you must download or otherwise obtain a vRealize Orchestrator IPAM provider plug-in or package, import the plug-in or package and run required workflows in vRealize Orchestrator, and register the IPAM solution as a vRealize Automation endpoint.

For an overview of the provisioning process for using an external IPAM provider to supply a range of possible IP addresses, see Checklist for Provisioning a vRealize Automation Deployment Using an External IPAM Provider.

Table 1. Preparing for External IPAM Provider Support Checklist

Task

Location

Details

Check Box Obtain and import the supported external IPAM Provider vRealize Orchestrator plug-in.

Download the IPAM provider plug-in or package, for example the Infoblox IPAM plug-in or the VMware-provided third party IPAM starter SDK package, from the VMware Solution Exchange and import the plug-in or package to vRealize Orchestrator.

If the VMware Solution Exchange ( https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/category_groups/cloud-management) does not contain the IPAM provider package that you need, you can create your own using the IPAM Solution Provider SDK and supporting documentation.

See Obtain and Import the External IPAM Provider Package in vRealize Orchestrator.

Check Box Run the required configuration workflows and register the external IPAM solution as a vRealize Automation endpoint.

Run the vRealize Orchestrator configuration workflows and register the IPAM provider endpoint type in vRealize Orchestrator.

See Run Workflow to Register Third-Party IPAM Endpoint Type in vRealize Orchestrator.