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 IPAM Profile

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

FieldValue
Configuration label

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

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Description

Optional

Description of IPAM profile

IPAM type

Select 'SolarWinds' as the IPAM type

Provider host

Auto-generated list after an IPAM type is selected. If nothing is available, please make sure to have added an IPAM endpoint

Select the desired SolarWinds Endpoint

Subnets, Gateways and Network names

Type in a subnet and its gateway and network name (all comma separated) into the input field (e.g. 10.0.0.0/24, 10.0.0.1, networkName)

Subnet: X.X.X.X/CIDR

Gateway: X.X.X.X (optional)

Network Name: Corresponds to the VMware port group name in vCenter to be configured on the VM for this nic. Please refer to your vCenter configuration to identify what this value should be (vSphere Client > Networking > Portgroups)

Network Mask: Optional / Can be templated

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

SovLabs Template Engine page
Excluded IPs

Enter all IPs to be excluded (e.g. 10.0.0.1)

NIC number

Enter in a NIC number (0-9) for this IPAM profile

Primary DNS

Input Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

Input Secondary DNS

DNS suffix

Input DNS suffix

DNS search suffix

Comma separate values

Input DNS search suffix(es)

Primary WINS

Input Primary WINS

Secondary WINS

Input Secondary WINS