Before you can define an external IPAM integration point in vRealize Automation, you need a configured IPAM provider package.
You can download a provider-specific integration package from your IPAM provider's website, from the VMware solutions exchange marketplace or, if available, from the vRealize Automation Marketplace tab.
Infoblox.zip, which is available for download from VMware Marketplace as follows:
- Infoblox plug-in version 1.4 - Compatible with vRealize Automation 8.3.x and providing all the functionality of previous versions. With this version, you can use the same host name with a different DNS suffix for two NICs. See plug-in release notes for details.
Infoblox plug-in version 1.3 - Compatible with vRealize Automation 8.3.x and providing additional network data collection filters. See Control network data collection by using Infoblox filters in vRealize Automation.
The Infoblox v1.3 plug-in may be used with vRealize Automation 8.1 or 8.2, but only in select situations and with caution as described in KB article Infoblox 1.3 Compatibility with vRealize Automation 8.x (82142).
- vRA Cloud Infoblox plugin version 1.2 - Compatible with vRealize Automation 8.1.x and 8.2.x
- vRA Cloud Infoblox plugin version 1.1 - Compatible with vRealize Automation 8.1.x
- vRA Cloud Infoblox plugin version 1.0 - Compatible with vRealize Automation 8.0.1.x with or without an internet connection to the global network.
- vRA Cloud Infoblox plugin version 0.4 - Compatible with vRealize Automation 8.0.0.x and 8.0.1.x when there is an internet connection with the global network.
IPAM integration with Infoblox depends on Infoblox WAPI version v2.7. All Infoblox appliances that support WAPI v2.7 are supported.
For information about how to create an IPAM integration package for other IPAM providers, if one does not already exist in the Marketplace, see How do I use the IPAM SDK to create a provider-specific external IPAM integration package for vRealize Automation.
The IPAM provider package contains scripts that are packaged with metadata and other configurations. The scripts contain the source code used for the operations that vRealize Automation performs in coordination with the external IPAM provider. Example operations include Allocate an IP address for a virtual machine, Fetch a list of IP ranges from the provider, and Update the MAC address of a host record in the provider.
- Verify that you have cloud administrator credentials. See Credentials required for working with cloud accounts in vRealize Automation.
- Verify that you have the cloud administrator user role. See What are the vRealize Automation user roles.
- Verify that you have an account with the external IPAM provider, for example Infoblox or Bluecat, and that you have the correct access credentials to your organization's account with the IPAM provider.
- If you are using Infobox as your external IPAM provider, verify that you have added the required extensible attributes to your Infoblox account before continuing. See Add required extensible attributes in the Infoblox application for integration with vRealize Automation.
A certificate chain issue exists that is derived from how the Python element in the Infoblox plug-in handles SSL handshakes. For information about the issue and its required actions, see Knowledge Base Article vRA Cloud Infoblox Plugin throws a certificate chain error during authentication process (88057).
- Navigate to the correct Infoblox plug-in page, for example Infoblox plugin version 1.4.
See above for the Infoblox plugin options that are available in the VMware Marketplace.
- Log in and download the plug-in package.
- If you have not already done so, add the required extensible attributes in Infoblox. See Add required extensible attributes in the Infoblox application for integration with vRealize Automation.