Before you can define an external IPAM integration point in vRealize Automation Cloud, you need a configured IPAM provider package.

You can download a provider-specific integration package from your IPAM provider's website or the VMware Marketplace.

Note:
This example uses the VMware-supplied Infoblox package Infoblox.zip, which is available for download from the VMware Marketplace as follows. While all packages are compatible with earlier vRealize Automation Cloud iterations, VMware recommends that you use the latest Infoblox package for the current vRealize Automation Cloud iteration.

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 VMware Marketplace, see How do I use the IPAM SDK to create a provider-specific external IPAM integration package for vRealize Automation Cloud.

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 Cloud 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.

Prerequisites

Note: A certificate chain issue exists relative to how the Python element in the Infoblox plug-in handles SSL handshakes. For information about the issue and required actions to resolve the issue, see Knowledge Base Article vRA Cloud Infoblox Plugin throws a certificate chain error during authentication process (88057).

Procedure

  1. 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.

  2. Log in and download the plug-in package.
  3. 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 Cloud.

Results

The package is now available for you to deploy by using the Integrations > Add Integration > IPAM > Manage Providers > Import package menu sequence as described in Add an external IPAM integration for Infoblox in vRealize Automation Cloud.