VMWARE VCOPS : why do I need an IP pool?

I am installing VCOPs and see that it calls for an IP pool, but dont understand why it needs this ,
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, when deploging any VMware Appliance, it's recommended to have an IP Pool.

It needs it because the OVA appliance, obtains IP Addresses from the Pool you have already configured for vApps.
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
thanks , why does the instructions for VCOPS ask for the poll to be created but not for it to be activated ?


1 In the vSphere Client inventory, select the target datacenter for the vCenter Operations Manager
deployment process.
2 Select the IP Pools tab.
3 Click Add to add a new IP pool.
4 In the properties dialog box, select the IPv4 tab.
5 Type an IP pool name that you can recognize during future testing of IP pools.
6 Enter the IP Subnet and Gateway in their respective fields.
Do not select the Enable IP Pool checkbox and do not specify a range of IP addresses. You specify the IP
address for the virtual machines in the vApp using the vApp OVF Deployment Wizard
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We've always created pools and activated them for vApps.
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