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 third-party 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 for vRealize Orchestrator plug-in and supporting documentation, from the VMware Solution Exchange (https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/category_groups/cloud-management) and import the plug-in or package to vRealize Orchestrator.

If the VMware Solution Exchange does not contain the IPAM provider package that you need, you can create your own by using a third-party IPAM Solution Provider SDK and supporting documentation.

A vRealize Automation version-specific third-party IPAM Solution Provider SDK, supporting documentation, and associated starter package for vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation is available at https://code.vmware.com/sdks or https://code.vmware.com/samples.

See Obtain and Import the Third-Party 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.