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

Updated: 3-29-2017

Overview

This article provides information and resolutions steps to handle the following error when installing Virtualization Manager as an  appliance:

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

The issue occurs due to newer versions of vSphere not allowing initialized appliances with fixed IP addresses that do not appear in an IP Pool in a network without a DHCP server. You have three options to resolve the issue involving install steps, configuring an IP pool, or disabling the vApp feature.

Environment

All VMAN versions

Cause

The issue s 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:

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.

  1. Use the vSphere client to navigate to the datacenter with the deployed VM.
  2. Right-click on the name of the VM, and select Edit Settings....
  3. Click 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.
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10:13, 29 Mar 2017

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