When Creating A New vServer From Exalogic EMOC Web Interface You Receive The Error: "Provision of automatic IP" Has Failed (Doc ID 1519923.1)

Last updated on APRIL 16, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.1.0.0 to 2.0.1.0.0
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

You have an installation of Oracle Exalogic Enterprise Elastic Cloud version 2.0.1.0.0 deployed in a virtual configuration where you are running version 2.0.1.1.0 of the Exalogic Virtual Control Stack and attempting to create a new virtual server (vServer) asociated with one of more of the default or custom networks that have been defined.

Within the "vDC Administration" accordion panel, after drilling down to an account object, you right click and select "Create vServer". You then populate the various screens presented by the "Create New vServer Wizard" where you elect to asociate the new vServer with one or more networks. At the end of the vServer Creation Wizard, when you click on "Finish" to submit a "Create vServer" job, you receive a pop-up dialog error warning you that the "Provision of automatic IP" has failed and no "Create vServer" job is created:

 

NOTE:

When you encounter this error, it may still be possible to switch to the "static" IP address allocation scheme to allocate one of the unused IP addresses that may have previously been assigned to the account as a "reserved" address, to be allocated only through the static IP address scheme. To check if any such "reserved" addresses are available:
  • click on the drop down menu in the "IP Address Allocation" column
  • change the allocation method from the automatic scheme to the static IP scheme
  • In the event addresses previously allocated to the account for use with the static IP scheme are still available, a drop down menu will appear in the IP Address column that will allow manual selection of one of the reserved IP address still available for use, as shown below:

    Cause

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