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

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 A Third-Party IPAM Provider.

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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. You can use the external network profile when you create an on-demand NAT or routed network profile.