Data Director supports DHCP and IP pool options for network configuration. An IP pool consists of blocks of IP addresses that Data Director can allocate to virtual machines on the Internal Network or DB Access Network. Data Director system administrators manage IP pools from the Network pane of the System Settings tab.

Data Director networks are generally configured during installation. System administrators and users with Resource management privileges can make changes later, but you should consider the following points.

Ensure that the IP addresses in the IP pool are free, and that they remain free for IP pool use.

Networks with the same name (port group) share the same IP pool and must constitute a real subnet.

Changes to the DB Access Network take effect when you restart the databases. See Batch Operations and Scheduled Tasks.

Changes to the Internal Network take effect immediately.

Switching IP allocation policy between IP pool and DHCP requires that there is no DBVM or there is no DBVM running, otherwise the switching operation will fail.

System administrators perform the following IP pool management tasks.

Add, edit, and delete IP pool for specific Data Director networks.

Reconfigure the Internal Network to use the IP pool network option.

Reconfigure the DB Access Network to use the IP pool network option.