Tenant administrators and business group managers can configure static IP assignment at the blueprint level.


This information does not apply to Amazon Web Services.

Depending on the provisioning platform for the blueprint, the following limitations might apply for static IP assignment:

When cloning with static IP addresses in vCenter Server, you must specify a valid customization specification on the Build Information tab of the blueprint.

For SCVMM, static IP addresses are only supported when cloning with Linux machines.

For a list of custom properties related to networking, see Custom Properties for Networking.

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

A fabric administrator must Create a Network Profile for Static IP Address Assignment.

Create at least one blueprint that is eligible for static IP assignment. Static IP is supported with cloud and virtual machines provisioned by cloning or Linux kickstart/autoYaST.


Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.


Point to the blueprint for which you want to enable static IP assignment and click Edit.


Click the Properties tab.


Specify a network profile to use for assigning static IP addresses to a network device on machines provisioned from this blueprint.


Click New Property.


Type VirtualMachine.NetworkN.ProfileName in the Name text box, where N is the number of the network device for which to enable static IP assignment.

For example: VirtualMachine.Network0.ProfileName.


Type the name of the network profile that defines the static IP addresses that can be assigned to the network device.


(Optional) Select the Prompt user check box to require the user to provide a value when they request a machine.

If you choose to prompt the user for a value, any value you provide for the custom property is presented to the user as the default. If you do not provide a default, the user cannot continue with the machine request until they provide a value for the custom property.


Click the Save icon (Save).

Repeat this step to configure static IP assignment for additional network devices in this blueprint.


Click OK.