If a virtual machine is a deployed OVF, you can view application properties and OVF Deployment options that are defined in the OVF. Deployment options include unrecognized OVF section and the IP allocation policy

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Right-click a virtual machine in the inventory and select Edit Settings.

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Click the vApp Options tab.

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If the OVF template included editable application properties, make changes if necessary.

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If the OFV template includes information that vCenter Server cannot process, you can view that information under Unrecognized OVF Sections.

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If the OVF template included editable IP allocation options, make changes if necessary.

Option

Description

Static - Manual

IP addresses are manually configured. No automatic allocation is performed.

Transient - IP Pool

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

DHCP

A DHCP server is used to allocate the IP addresses. The addresses assigned by the DHCP server are visible in the OVF environments of virtual machines started in the vApp.

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.

Static - IP Pool and Transient - IP Pool have in common that IP allocation is done through the range managed by the vSphere platform as specified by the IP pool range in a network protocol profile. The difference is that for a static IP Pool, the IP addresses are allocated at first power-on and remain allocated, while for a transient IP Pool, the IP addresses are allocated when needed, typically at power-on, but released during power-off.