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Integrate SolarWinds IPAM with VMware vRealize Orchestrator

Updated: December 4, 2017

This section covers the following topics:

About the vRealize Orchestrator integration with IPAM

vRealize Orchestrator is a workflow tool that automates tasks in a VMware vSphere infrastructure. You can run or script over a dozen different IPAM actions, such as:

  • Add or remove a DNS "A" records for an IP address
  • Create or remove an IP address reservation on a DHCP server
  • Change IP node status
  • and so on

This version of IP Address Manager is compatible with the following VMware products:

  • vCenter Server 6.5

  • vRealize Orchestrator 7.2

  • vRealize Automation 7.2

Adding IPAM support to vRealize Orchestrator is an easy two-step process:

  1. Import the VMO package for IPAM (com.solarwinds.ipam.package) into vRealize Orchestrator.
  2. Run the "Add IPAM host" workflow. The workflow prompts you to enter host properties, proxy settings, and authentication details.

For details, see the following sections.

Import the IPAM package into Orchestrator

  1. Open the Orion Web Console and choose Settings > All Settings > IPAM Settings.

    The "IP Address Manager Settings" page opens.

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  2. In the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Integration section, click Create package.

    The console prompts you to download the com.solarwinds.ipam.package file.

  3. Download the file to your local system.

  4. Open the Orchestrator client and import the package:
    1. Choose the Administer view from the drop-down list on the main menu (see number 1 in the following diagram).

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    2. Click the Packages view (see number 2 in the diagram).

    3. Click the Import package icon (see number 3 in the diagram).

    4. Browse to the com.solarwinds.ipam.package file that you downloaded and click Open.

    5. Import the package. Select all of the elements and click Import Selected Elements.

    Orchestrator imports the package.

Run the "Add IPAM host" workflow to configure the IPAM host

Before you begin—Import the IPAM package into Orchestrator using the steps in the previous section.

  1. Choose the Run view from the drop-down list on the Orchestrator client main menu (see number 1 in the following diagram).

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  2. Click the Workflows view (see number 2 in the diagram).

  3. In the Orchestrator workflow library, navigate to SolarWinds IPAM > Hosts > Add IPAM Host (see number 3 in the diagram).

  4. Right-click the Add IPAM Host workflow and select Start workflow.

  5. Complete the workflow steps:

    1. Configure the Host Properties screen, and then click Next. The Name should uniquely identify the host.

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    2. (Optional) Configure the Proxy Settings screen, and then click Next.

    3. Configure the Authentication screen, and then click Submit. Enter the login credentials for the IPAM host.

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    The IPAM host is now configured.

Perform IPAM operations in Orchestrator

Before you begin—Configure the IPAM host using the steps in the previous section.

The following steps demonstrate how to run the Change IP Node Status operation using the Orchestrator client.

  1. Choose the Run view from the drop-down list on the Orchestrator client main menu.

  2. Click the Workflows view.

  3. In the Orchestrator workflow library, navigate to SolarWinds IPAM > Operations.

  4. Right-click the "Change IP Node status" workflow and select Start workflow.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/IPAM_Ice_King_Topics/0030-Integrate_SolarWinds_IPAM_with_VMware_vRealize_Orchestrator/vmware-workflow1.png

  5. Enter values in the fields and click Submit.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/IPAM_Ice_King_Topics/0030-Integrate_SolarWinds_IPAM_with_VMware_vRealize_Orchestrator/vmware-workflow2.png

    IPAM completes the operation.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/IPAM_Ice_King_Topics/0030-Integrate_SolarWinds_IPAM_with_VMware_vRealize_Orchestrator/vmware-workflow3.png

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