BlueCat IPAM vRA Module

VREALIZE AUTOMATION EXTENSIBILITY MODULE

Overview

The SovLabs BlueCat IPAM module for vRealize Automation enables organizations who utilize BlueCat for centralized IP address management to now have a fully automated method of obtaining and releasing IP addresses as the cloud environment dynamically scales. IP subnets can now easily be shared between vRA deployments and alongside existing tools and devices without fear of IP conflict.
Compatibility
BlueCat Address Manager 8.x
BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server 8.x
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x
VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.x
EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC)4.x

Quick Start Process

1
Define BlueCat endpoint(s)
2
Define IPAM profile(s)
3
Apply to existing blueprints
4
Provision!

Features

  • Drives advanced BlueCat features such as User-Defined Fields and DNS Views flexibly via the SovLabs Template Engine
  • Reserves unique IP address(es) and assigns to the VM NIC(s) based on IPAM profile(s)
  • Optional feature to skip IP addresses that are marked free within the IPAM system, but found to be in use on the network. Email notifications can also be configured so that admins can stay apprised when these scenarios occur.
  • IPAM profiles include basic IP information such as DNS and WINS configurations
  • IPAM profiles can be pinned to specific NIC numbers
  • IPAM profiles can span multiple networks, each consisting of a network name, subnet CIDR block and gateway address
  • IPAM profiles allow for a list of excluded IP addresses
  • IPAM profile fields can be dynamic, utilizing the SovLabs Template Engine
  • SovLabs Template Engine allows for static text in combination with dynamic content such as vRA custom properties and/or custom logic
  • IPAM configurations are interchangeable between endpoint providers; avoid lock-in by easily adding additional IPAM providers with other IPAM modules from SovLabs
  • BlueCat endpoints can also be used with the SovLabs BlueCat DNS module
  • SovLabs IPAM configurations may also be used with SovLabs network load balancer modules
  • Multiple version support for BlueCat and vRealize Automation

SovLabs vRA Integration Pack for BlueCat

The SovLabs BlueCat IPAM module can be purchased standalone,
together as the vRA Integration Pack for BlueCat,
or included via the Core Pack or Advanced Bundle