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Deploying Virtualization Manager with a static IP address returns a "no associated IP pool configuration" Error

Overview

This article provides brief information and steps to resolve the following error while installing Virtualization Manager as an  appliance:

Cannot initialize 'vami...', since network ' ' has no associated IP pool configuration.

 

Environment

All VMAN versions

Cause

The issue  is caused by newer versions of vSphere (versions 4.1 or later) that do not allow initializing appliances with fixed IP addresses that do not appear in an IP Pool on the network when the network does not have a DHCP server.

Resolution

This can be resolved in three main ways:

  • Select DHCP during installation and then configure a static IP address
  • Configure an IP pool that includes the static IP address
  • Disable vApp functionality on the Virtualization Manager VM

 

To change from DHCP to a static IP address:

  1. While deploying the virtual appliance, select DHCP when prompted to select an IP address.
  2. Finish the installation.
  3. Right-click the virtual appliance in the inventory and click Open Console.
  4. Use the arrow keys to select Configure Network, and then press Enter.
  5. Enter when Use a DHCP Server instead of a static IP address prompts.
  6. Enter the static IP of the virtual appliance.
  7. Enter the net mask.
  8. Enter the gateway.
  9. Enter the DNS Server 1.
  10. Enter the DNS Server 2.
  11. Enter a hostname to use for the virtual appliance.
  12. Enter proxy server information if necessary.
  13. Enter when Is this correct prompts.

 

To configure an IP pool:

  1. Use the vSphere client to navigate to the datacenter with the deployed VM.
  2. Navigate to the IP Poolstab.
  3. Select Add.
  4. Enter the IP Pool Name.
  5. Navigate to the appropriate tab (IPv4 or IPv6).
  6. Enter the Subnet information.
  7. Enter the Gateway information.
  8. Select Enable IP Pool.
  9. Enter a Range.
  10. Navigate to the Associations tab.
  11. Select the network to use with the IP Pool.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Start the Virtualization Manager VM.

 

To disable vApp:

  1. Use the vSphere client to navigate to the datacenter with the deployed VM.
  2. Right-click on the name of the VM and then select Edit Settings....
  3. Go to the Options tab.
  4. Select vApp Options.
  5. Select Disable.
  6. When prompted, confirm that you wish to disable vApp and delete any vApp related information.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Start the Virtualization Manager VM.

Note: Disabling vApp removes the multi-tier/multi-node abilities for the VM and may also remove the ability to use vServices, which the Virtualization Manager does not use.

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04:08, 23 Jun 2016

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