Setup

Add SolarWinds Endpoint

  1. Login to vRA tenant
  2. Click on the Catalog tab
  3. Request the Add SolarWinds Endpoint vRA Catalog Item
  4. Fill out the form accordingly (see below) and Submit
  5. Note: For SolarWinds you must specify Domain accounts using Down-level format. ([domain]/[username])
Add SolarWinds Endpoint
Add SolarWinds Endpoint

FieldValue
Configuration label

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Version

SolarWinds version

IP Address Manager Hostname

Shown when 'Version' is 4.5.1+

SolarWinds IP Address Manager FQDN

HTTPS?

Shown when 'Version' is 4.5.1+

Select whether or not the SolarWinds IP Address Manager is HTTPS

Port

Shown when 'Version' is 4.5.1+

SolarWinds IP Address Manager port number

Database Hostname

Shown when 'Version' is 4.3.x, 4.4.x

SolarWinds database FQDN

Database name

Shown when 'Version' is 4.3.x, 4.4.x

The database name, defaults to SolarWindsOrion

Database port

Shown when 'Version' is 4.3.x, 4.4.x

SolarWinds Database port number

Credential Configuration for SolarWinds IP Address Manager
Create credential?

Check the checkbox to create a new credential.

Uncheck the checkbox to use an existing credential.

Credential

Shown when 'Create credential?' is not checked

Select the appropriate credential from an existing list of credentials

Credential Configuration label

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Username

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

Username that has necessary permissions

Password

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

User's password

DNS Configuration
Primary DNS Server IP Address

For Microsoft DNS, any authoritative DNS server. For BIND, the primary authoritative DNS server.

Type in the Primary DNS server IP Address

IPAM Configuration
IPAM comment field

Type in an IP Address' comment when reserved

This field is templatable. Click the link below to view documentation on the SovLabs Template Engine

SovLabs Template Engine page

Add DNS Configuration

  1. Login to vRA tenant
  2. Click on the Catalog tab
  3. Request the Add DNS Configuration vRA Catalog Item
  4. Fill out the form accordingly (see below) and Submit
Add DNS Configuration
Add DNS Configuration

FieldValue
Configuration label

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Domains

Must be a qualified domain (e.g. example.com, example.org, example.co)

Add in all domains for this DNS configuration to support

Networks

Add in all the networks (X.X.X.X/CIDR) for this DNS configuration to support

DNS server type

Select SolarWinds as the desired DNS type

DNS Hosts

Select all desired SolarWinds DNS endpoints

Create A Records?

Select to create A records

Create PTR Records?

Select to create PTR records

Create Host Records?

Shown when 'DNS server type' is Infoblox

Select to create Host Records

Use as default server?

Only recommended for simple DNS configurations

Select to have this DNS configuration be the default if domain or network is not matched in any other DNS configuration(s)