VMware - Network Connections

The Network Connections panel lets you specify the network connections and networking parameters like network port groups and adaptor type. This panel is available in the Virtual Guest Job wizard and in the Virtual Guest Package.

DNS ConfigurationIn the DNS suffixes field, enter any Domain Name System (DNS) suffixes in comma-seperated format. The DNS suffix is used in DNS name registration and DNS name resolution.
Network connections

Click Add () to display the Add Network Connection dialog box. You can add new virtual NICs to the virtual machine, and also modify the template-defined NICs. Any user-added NICs can be deleted, but you cannot delete the NICs provided with the template. You can also specify the IP settings for any NICs that you add.


BMC Server Automation supports the use of VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS) port groups.

  • Under Network Connection, add any of the following:
    • VC Servers—Select a vCenter server from the drop-down list.
    • Network—Select from the networks attached to the selected vCenter.
    • Adapter—Choose the adapter type from the drop-down list.
    • Connect at power on—Enable this option to have the virtual machine connect to the network when it is powered on.
  • Under IP Configuration, there are two tabs for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Choose to have the IP address obtained automatically using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), or choose to use a specific IP address by specifying the following:
    • IP Address
    • Subnet mask (for IPv4)
    • Prefix Length (for IPv6)
    • Default gateway
  • Under DNS Configuration, choose to have the DNS server obtained automatically, or to use a specific server by specifying the following:
    • Primary DNS server
    • Secondary DNS server
    • Tertiary DNS server
  • Specify a DNS Suffix for this Connection.

Where to go from here

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