A network adapter defines a network connection for a component machine. A tenant administrator or business group manager can configure a network adapter for a multi-machine blueprint, and apply the network adapter to one or more component blueprints in that multi-machine blueprint.

When you request the multi-machine service, vCloud Automation Center provisions the component machines with the network connection that the network adapter defines. During configuration, when you select an external network profile for the network adapter, you specify an existing external network.

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

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

Verify that a fabric administrator created all necessary external network profiles and templates for other types of network profiles. See Creating a Network Profile.

Verify that a tenant administrator or business group manager created all necessary NAT, routed, and private network profiles. See Adding Network Profiles to a Multi-Machine Blueprint.

Verify that a fabric administrator created at least one external network profile. See Create an External Network Profile.

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Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.

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

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Click Edit in the drop-down menu.

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Click the Build Information tab.

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Locate a blueprint in the Components table that has Edit in the Network column.

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Click Edit.

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Click New Network Adapter.

New Network Adapter is not available if a component machine still exists that was provisioned with the multi-machine blueprint.

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Select an external network profile from the Network Profile drop-down menu.

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Select a network profile from the Network Profile drop-down menu.

To appear in the menu, NAT, routed, private network, or external network profiles must exist in the multi-machine blueprint.

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Select an assignment type from the Assignment Type drop-down menu.

Option

Description

Static IP

You can select this assignment type for any network profile with an IP range. Static IP is the only assignment type allowed for routed and one-to-one NAT network profiles.

You can only type a static IP address in the Address text box for private and NAT network profiles. The IP address must be part of an IP range in the network profile.

DHCP

You can select this assignment type for private, one-to-many NAT, and external network profiles if DHCP is enabled in the network profile.

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Click the Save icon (Save) to save the network adapter.

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(Optional) Click Edit in the Custom Properties column to create or edit a custom property for the network adapter.

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Click OK.