Configuring Infoblox in the home lab for vRO

Infoblox’s IPAM is an awesome product for IP address management, DHCP, DNS, etc. It is used by lots of companies and is often integrated with vRA/vRO.
Because of this, I have a local install of the IPAM in my home lab. Infoblox provides a 60 day trial license for customers to try out the product. Because I don’t really want to purchase a full license for my lab, I am forced to reconfigure the product every 2 months or so (depending on my needs at the time). Here are the steps to follow for resetting the license as well as updating vRO with the new config. As always, this is my blog and this is not endorsed or supported by VMware or Infoblox!

Log into the appliance via the cli (default username/pass is admin/infoblox)
Run reset all licenses (will reboot)
Log in as admin/infoblox
Run set temp_license, select 8 add vNIOS license (appliance will reboot)
Upon reboot, watch the console and take note of DHCP IP address of appliance (requires DHCP)
Run set temp_license, select 2 add DNS Zone with Grid license
Wait a minute or so for services to restart and then log into UI at https://DHCP-IP
Agree to the license
Select IPv4 Network and Stand Alone Appliance
Set the IP/hostname
Set a password
Set Time/Date
Click Next for support options
Review settings, click finish
Click Yes to ok a restart of appliance (will reboot, again)
Log into the UI at https://PERM-IP
Go to data management
Add->Network->IPv4 Network
Enter Network range to be included in IPAM, check “Disable for DHCP”
Click Next, Next, Save and Close
You will see the new network listed under Data Management->IPAM->List View
Select the new network
Create a reservation for any IP’s already in use (my DHCP server uses 1-40)
Select Add->Range->IPv4
Click Next
Add the starting and ending IP, click next
Click next, next, finish

The following options are only required if you are using the Infoblox vRO modules provided by VMware PSO (CCC).
Back in the IPAM view, check the box next to the network you create and select Edit from the list of actions on the right
On the IPv4 DHCP Options Tab:
Click “Override” on Routers and add a route for the network being defined
Click “Override” on Domain Name add a domain name for the network being defined
Click “Override” on DNS Server and add DNS Servers for the network being defined
On the dropdown in “Custom DHCP Option” select “fqdn (81) string” and enter you domain name in the text box.
Click on Save and Close

Go to Grid->Grid Manager
On the right menu select Certificates->HTTPS Cert->Generate Self-Signed Certificate
Enter 365 for Days Valid and click ok
Click Ok for the warning
Click Ok to close the window
Logout and refresh the login page, you will need to re-accept the new cert
In vRO, run Library->HTTP-REST->Configuration->Update a REST Host
Select the infoblox host click next
Enter host properties click next
Enter proxy info if you need it, click next
Select auth type (Basic is used for standard local to the NIOS appliance logins)
Enter the user credentials
Select if you want SSL verification (I don’t because I’m using a self signed cert)
Click submit
Test the IPAM by running the IPAM->Infoblox->Helpers->Get NextAvailable IP workflow.
Select the host and enter the network, CIDR and API Version
Click Submit
You should get the next available IP reported in the Logs tab.

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