VMware, the industry-leading virtualization software company, runs a free online portal called VMware Hands-on Labs (HOL) where anyone can check out the latest products from VMware and selected partners in a tested and documented cloud-based virtual environment.
Infoblox, the network control company, has created a HOL showcasing integration between VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and Infoblox DNS, DHCP and IP address management (DDI) through the Infoblox IPAM Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator.
The plug-in enables Infoblox DDI to automate the process of allocating and de-allocating IP addresses and DNS host records for virtual machines as they are spun up and shut down. Network administrators can now accomplish in minutes what would otherwise take hours or days if done manually.
To see for yourself, visit the Infoblox HOL at http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1528. The lab takes about 90 minutes to complete.