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.

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

2

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

Note

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

3

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

4

Specify the IP Subnet and Gateway in the respective fields.

5

(Optional) Select the Enable IP Pool check box.

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

6

(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, 10.20.60.4#10, 10.20.61.0#2 indicates that the IPv4 addresses can range from 10.20.60.4 to 10.20.60.13 and 10.20.61.0 to 10.20.61.1.

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Click OK when finished.