A tenant administrator or business group manager can add a private network profile to a multi-machine blueprint, and assign the network profile to virtual network adapters in the multi-machine blueprint.

You use a private network profile when the application or network needs to be provisioned in isolation from other applications and networks.

In this case, tiers or networks within the application can communicate with each other with routable connections, but these tiers are not connected to external networks. Users can connect to the application through console access only.

The most common use for a private network profile is for a multi-tier application where the application and database tiers only need to communicate with each other, but do not need direct access from external networks. Usually, the Web tier in this application is the routed or NAT type, to allow for external network access.

Another use for this profile type is for performance testing, where a traffic-generating process can be deployed in one of the application tiers to simulate user activity on the application. This use does not require external network access.

When you create a private network profile for a multi-machine component, you can create it with or without a template. You can change or reuse the template name because the network profile applies only to the current multi-machine blueprint, and because the IP address space is isolated behind a logical router gateway. IP addresses do not conflict by reusing private network profiles.

For descriptions of the values required when creating a private network profile, see Create a Private Network Profile.

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.

Create a multi-machine blueprint that contains at least one virtual component blueprint. See Create a Multi-Machine Blueprint.


Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.


Locate a multi-machine blueprint with at least one virtual component blueprint.


Click Edit in the drop-down menu.


Click the Network tab.


Select a transport zone from the Transport zone drop-down menu.


Select New Network Profile > Private.


(Optional) Select a private network profile template from the Copy from existing network profile drop-down menu.

vCloud Automation Center inserts values from the template.


Click the Network Profile Information tab and type values as required in the text boxes.


Click the IP Ranges tab and add, delete, or edit the defined ranges as required.


Click OK.

The new network profile appears in the Network Profiles table on the Network tab.

Select the new profile when you create a network adapter. See Configure Network Adapters for Component Machines.