Set up and configure the networks the deployed OVF templates use.

The Setup networks wizard screen allows you to map source networks to target networks, and to specify settings for those networks.

For each network, you can perform the mapping and optional customizations explained in the procedure.

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Select a Source network in the table and map it to a Destination network.

The Source column lists all networks that are defined in the OVF template. The Destination column allows you to select a target network.

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If the OVF template is set up to allow network customization, you can select the IP protocol, the IP allocation, or both.

Option

Description

Static - Manual

You will be prompted to enter the IP addresses in the Appliance Properties page.

Transient - IP Pool

IP addresses are allocated from a specified range when the appliance is powered on. The IP addresses are released when the appliance is powered off.

If you select this option, and no IP pool exists, a Network Protocol Profile that contains an IP pool is automatically created and associated with the destination networks.

DHCP

A DHCP server is used to allocate the IP addresses. Select this option only if a DHCP server is available in your environment.

Static - IP Pool

IP addresses are automatically allocated from the managed IP network range of vCenter Server at power-on, and remain allocated at power-off.

If you select this option, and no IP pool exists, a Network Protocol Profile that contains an IP pool is automatically created and associated with the destination networks.

3

Specify network protocol information.

This option appears only if the OVF template that you deploy contains network properties. The network protocol settings might be for the DNS servers, gateway, netmask, or subnet. You can type IP addresses that match the chosen IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6). For DNS servers, you can type a comma-separated list of addresses.

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Click Next.