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Add IP pools to VMware networks

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Add IP pools to VMware networks

vCenter contains VMware networks that Discovery and the Discover vCenter Data utility add to the CMDB as VMware CIs. A VMware network record names the network and identifies one or more IP pools assigned to it.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin, vmware_operator

About this task

An IP pool is a collection of IP addresses that are available for provisioning virtual machines.
Note: If your organization does not use ServiceNow Discovery, and you will run the Discover vCenter Data utility to collect network data from vCenter, you must create the IP Pools for your system before running the utility.

When you provision a new virtual machine (VM) through vCenter, select a VMware network (Select Datacenter, Network, and Folder Orchestration activities). Orchestration assigns an available IP address from the VMware network's IP pool to the new virtual machine. If the VMware network contains multiple IP pools, Orchestration selects an IP address from the pool with the most available addresses.


  1. Navigate to Configuration > VMware > Networks.
  2. Select a network from the list.
  3. In the IP Pools related list, click Edit to add an existing IP network to the network.
  4. Add additional IP pools to the list.
  5. Click Save.
    The new IP pool appears in the related list in the VMware vCenter Network form.