You can set up an IP address range by specifying a host address range within a network.

IP pool ranges are configured with IPv4 and IPv6. These ranges are used by vCenter Server to dynamically allocate IP addresses to virtual machines when a vApp is set up to use transient IP allocation.


In the inventory, select the datacenter that contains the vApp.


On the IP Pools tab, right-click the IP pool you wish to edit and select Properties.


If no IP pools are present, click Add to add a new IP pool.


In the Properties dialog, select the IPv4 or the IPv6 tab, depending on your IP protocol.


Specify the IP Subnet and Gateway in the respective fields.


(Optional) Select the Enable IP Pool check box.

You must enable this setting to specify an IP address range.


(Optional) Type a comma-separated list of host address ranges in the Ranges field.

A range is specified as an IP address, a pound sign (#), and a number indicating the length of the range.

The gateway and the ranges must be within the subnet, but must exclude the gateway address.

For example,, indicates that the IPv4 addresses can range from to and to


Click OK when finished.