Step 12: Network Profiles

Create a Network Profile Network

Profiles are defined when the use of static IP assignment is preferred over simply using DHCP (default). Once configured, Network Profiles are applied the “Network Path(s)” of a resource Reservation.

Steps:
1. From “Network Profiles”, select “New Network Profile”.
2. Enter a Name and Description that identify the Network
3. Enter the appropriate Subnet, Gateway, and DNS info that represent this network
4. Click OK

Next Steps: The Network Profile will be associated to a resource Reservation. But first, a static IP range is defined.

 Create Network Profile

Add an IP Range

Once a Network Profile is created, you can add a static IP range to the profile to allocate a specific set of IP’s when provisioning machines attached to the network. The range will be allocated to Blueprints (and resulting machines) that are bound to this Network Profile.

Steps:
1. From the “Network Profiles” menu, find the target network profile and select “Edit” from the drop-down
2. In the “IPv4” section select “New Network Range”
3. Add a Name and Description for the Network Range
4. Enter a Starting and Ending IP address to define the scope of IP’s in the range
5. Click OK to accept Once configured, the list of available IP’s and allocations will be visible

Note: To create an IP Range (next steps), you must first globally enable the Static IP Service: vCAC Administrator -­-> Customization -­-> check “Enable static IP service”

 Assign IP Range

Assign IP Range

Add Network Profile to a Reservation

Once the Network Profile is defined, you’ll need to attach it to a resource Reservation (previously created).

Steps:
1. From “Reservations”, find the appropriate reservation and select “Edit” from the drop-down menu
2. Go to the “Resources” tab
3. In the “Network” section, use the Network Profile drop-down to select a profile for an active (checked) network path
4. Click OK 

 Add Profile to Reservation