A network protocol profile contains a pool of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. vCenter Server assigns those resources to vApps or to virtual machines with vApp functionality that are connected to port groups associated with the profile.

Network protocol profiles also contain settings for the IP subnet, DNS, and HTTP proxy server.

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If you move a vApp or a virtual machine that retrieves its network settings from a protocol profile to another data center, to power on the vApp or virtual machine you must assign a protocol profile to the connected port group on the destination data center.

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Navigate to a data center that is associated with the vApp and click the Manage tab.

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Click Network Protocol Profiles

Existing network protocol profiles are listed.

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Click the Add icon (Add a new network protocol profile) to add a new network protocol profile.

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Name the network protocol profile and select the network that should use it.

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A network protocol profile contains a pool of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for use by vApps. When you create a network protocol profile, you set up its IPv4 configuration.

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A network protocol profile contains a pool of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for use by vApps. When you create a network protocol profile, you set up its IPv6 configuration.

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When you create a network protocol profile, you can specify the DNS domain, DNS search path, a host prefix, and HTTP proxy.

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To apply the range of IP addresses from a network protocol profile to a virtual machine that is a part of a vApp or has vApp functionality enabled, associate the profile with a port group that controls the networking of the virtual machine.

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After you associate a protocol profile to a port group of a standard switch or a distributed switch, enable the usage of profile on a virtual machine that is connected to the port group and is associated with a vApp or has the vApp options enabled.