TCPWave Plugin for VMware vRA

TCPWave Plugin for VMware vRA

TCPWave introduces a new IPAM plugin for VMware's vRealize Automation (vRA). The plugin provides integration with VMware's latest offering - vRA 8.2 and vRA Cloud. It works with vRA Cloud Assembly using Action Based Extensibility (ABX), VMware's serverless function capability. With these extensibility actions, the TCPWave plugin allows you to allocate IP space for networks, allocate IP addresses for virtual machines, create DNS records for these new VMs, and cleanup unused resources. TCPWave IPAM's extensible attributes provide additional capabilities to store valuable data about your VMware deployments and resources.

Being the first enterprise to develop SSL authentication from vRA 8.2 to the DNS management ecosystem, the administrator downloading this plugin needs to note that a plain text username and password is not supported for the API handshake. It is mandatory to use an SSL cert when vRA communicates with TCPWave.


As clients look into getting more agile with their operations, they are looking at software-based automation solutions. The need to incorporate standardization, a centralized self-service portal, capacity planning, workload deployments, availability and performance, financial management, governance, and more is becoming very relevant. TCPWave has proven strategies to make vRealize Automation stick and bring success to all areas of your software-defined data center (SDDC) journey.

VMware vRealize Automation speeds up the delivery of infrastructure and application resources through a policy-based self-service portal, on-premises, and in the public cloud. The solution delivers service provisioning and operational capabilities across a hybrid cloud with the ability to assemble application blueprints from prebuilt components using a visual canvas with a drag and drop interface as well as create cloud templates as code. The vRealize Automation plugin for IPAM provides an out of the box integration between the TCPWave portal and vRealize Automation catalog and governance model. Provisioned VMs and machines obtain their IP addresses, DNS configuration, and gateway information seamlessly from TCPWave IPAM.

How the TCPWave IPAM Plugin Works?

A user or administrator specifies an IPAM endpoint in vRA that enables communication with TCPWave IPAM. After the endpoint is defined, the TCPWave IPAM service is accessible from the vRA user interface and administrators can choose IP address ranges from TCPWave IPAM. The APIs provided by the service allows users to:

  • Retrieve the list of available IP ranges.
  • Allocate a subrange of IPs.
  • Deallocate a subrange of IPs.
Business Advantage

The TCPWave plugin for vRA 8.2 extends your TCPWave DDI services into the VMware cloud management environment. With TCPWave, you can automate IPAM and DNS services when deploying or tearing down resources in your VMware on-prem/cloud.