To prepare to define and use an third-party IPAM provider endpoint, you must first obtain the external IPAM provider package and import the package in vRealize Orchestrator.

Before you begin

  • Log in to vRealize Orchestrator with administrator privileges for importing, configuring, and registering a vRealize Orchestrator plug-in or package.

About this task

You can download and use an existing third-party IP Address Management provider plug-in, such as Infoblox IPAM. You can also create your own plug-in or package by using a VMware-supplied starter package and accompanying SDK documentation for use with another third-party IPAM solution provider such as Bluecat.

After you import the third-party IPAM provider plug-in or package in vRealize Orchestrator, you must run the required workflows, and register the IPAM endpoint type in vRealize Orchestrator.

For more information about importing plug-ins and packages and running vRealize Orchestrator workflows, see Using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Client. For more information about extending vRealize Automation with vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins, packages, and workflows, see Life Cycle Extensibility.

This step sequence uses the Infoblox IPAM plug-in as an example. Your step sequence may differ depending on your vRealize Automation or plug-in version.

Procedure

  1. Open the VMware Solution Exchange site at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store.
  2. Select Cloud Management Marketplace.
  3. Locate and download the plug-in or package.

    For example, import the Infoblox plug-in that supports the Infoblox third-party IPAM endpoint in vRealize Automation.

    1. Enter Infoblox in the Search field.
    2. Select the Infoblox Plug-in for vRealize solution by Infobox.
    3. Click Tech Specs and review the prerequisites.
    4. Click Request Info and submit the completed form to receive an email that contains a link to download the Infoblox Plug-in for VMware vCenter Orchestrator.
    5. Download the zip file as specified in the emailed instructions.

      Version 4.0 and greater of the plug-in supports vRealize Automation 7.1 and greater. The zip file that you download contains a release notes PDF and a PDF for each plug-in version. These PDF files contain important prerequisites for and information about using the Infoblox IPAM plug-in in vRealize Automation.

  4. In vRealize Orchestrator, click the Administrator tab and click Import package.
  5. Select the package to import.

    For example, select the Infoblox Plug-in for VMware vCenter Orchestrator com.vmware.vra.ipam.service.sdk from source\vcac\components\ipam\vro-sdk\target\ipam-package-sdk-7.1.0-SNAPSHOT.package.

  6. Select all workflows and artifacts and click Import selected elements.

What to do next

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